Continuing the Heritage

Saturday, August 24, 2019
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CT)
The Park at St. Mary's, Flex Field
Event Type
Special Event
Liliana Gomez
Community Engagement

Continuing the Heritage
Day of Service
Saturday, Aug. 24
7:15 a.m. to noon
Starting location: Flex Field at The Park at St. Mary’s
Continuing the Heritage, started in 1997, has provided thousands of St. Mary’s University students, employees and alumni the opportunity to be a part of a biannual day of community service.
7:15 to 8 a.m., Registration and breakfast
8:30 to 9 a.m., Volunteers travel to assigned sites via University transportation
9 a.m., Volunteers arrive at service project sites
9 to 11:30 a.m., Service project work
11:30 a.m. to Noon, Reflection and evaluation
Noon, Volunteers return to campus

For more information, contact Community Engagement at 210-436-3331 or

Continuing the Heritage Day of Service event (CTH) is a University-wide service project that takes place at the beginning of the Fall semester and during Lent as part of "40 Days of Service." It is sponsored and organized by the Civic Engagement Center and the Marianist Leadership Program. During the past year, a total of 955 volunteers offered more than 4,161 volunteer hours in partnership with 46 non-profit organizations.

Each year, students, faculty, staff and alumni come out in droves to volunteer for community projects around San Antonio. They lend their time and talent to paint houses for the elderly in the St. Mary’s neighborhood area, work in community gardens, serve food to the homeless at Haven for Hope, paint playgrounds at Head Start locations, remove graffiti and more.

Previous partners have included Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, Guadalupe Home, Catholic Charities, Roy Maas Alternative Thrift Store, Grace Place for Alzheimers, St. Mary’s Legal and Social Justice Center, Root of Change Community Garden, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, and many more.  

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