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!