Encouraging service here and abroad

Today we hosted Michelle Haworth, Executive Director of Commissioned by Christ (CBC), and Kathryn Hogan, the Christian Service Coordinator at Bishop O’Connell High School.  CBC is an 8-year-old, local non-profit that has organized 16 international mission trips over the past 6 years, and numerous local one-day service projects.  Until last year, they were completely volunteer-led when they hired Michelle as Executive Director.  Bishop O'Connell is an Arlington-based Catholic High School where all 1,100 students are required to complete ten hours of community service work per year - and many students choose to go well beyond this by participating in things like short-term mission trips overseas.  Their organizations recently joined forces on a trip to Peru and they are working to collaborate on more projects in the future.  CBC is a great example of the impact a few college students can make when they determine in their hearts to serve; and Bishop O'Connell is a great example of what can be accomplished when a school makes community service a priority. 

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in your community and overseas.

You're here and you're able - so step up and go!

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