SJC Long Island Participates in MADD

September 30, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 –A dedicated group of SJC Long Island students and staff recently participated in Make A Difference Day (MADD), a day of community service that was inspired by the national Make A Difference Day.

On Saturday, September 26, a group of 34 volunteers completed a number of off-campus community service projects for a variety of organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Momma’s House, St. Joseph the Worker Church Community Garden in East Patchogue, Double D Bar Ranch in Manorville and Gerald Ryan Outreach Center in Wyandanch. 

“Make A Difference Day is a college-wide, coordinated service effort that is true to its name,” said Patrick Tracy, director of campus ministry at SJC Long Island. “This event and the efforts of our students model our mission of service and social responsibility, and that is something to be very proud of.”

Make A Difference Day 2015, the largest national day of community service, will take place on Saturday, October 24. For more than 20 years, millions of volunteers from around the world have been uniting for the common mission of improving the lives of others. For more information, visit   

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.