April Action Day 2012

The University of San Francisco’s seven regional councils invite West Coast alumni, parents, friends, and family members to join USF students for April Action, a day of community service, on Saturday, April 21.

First launched in 2009 by University Ministry as a day of service for USF students, April Action was adopted by the Alumni Association and its regional councils (alumni chapters) in 2010.

With service as the primary goal, April Action unites students, alumni, parents and families in honoring the Jesuit ideals of being both men and women for others and contemplatives in action. Each regional council is collaborating with a local nonprofit for a day of “giving back”.

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Deadline for RSVP is April 19. Please include the t-shirt size for yourself and any additional volunteers that you register for. The age limit for participants at all activities is 16 years or older, unless the activity description says otherwise.

Date: 4/21/2012
Location: San Francisco and the West Coast

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Kevin Leong
(415) 422-5491

Saturday, April 21, 2012
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
San Francisco: Urban Sprouts
The San Francisco regional council is partnering with University Ministry. Volunteers will be assigned to either Golden Gate Park, Bernal Hill, Urban Sprouts (June Jordan School of Equity), or Friends of the Urban Forest.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Southern California: Verbum Dei High School
In Los Angeles, the Southern California Regional Council is partnering with Verbum Dei High School, a Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Peninsula Silicon Valley: St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room
The Peninsula Silicon Valley Regional Council is partnering with St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room, a volunteer-run soup kitchen serving up to 600 hot meals a day to low income, elderly and homeless families and individuals.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Seattle: St. Francis House
In Seattle, the Pacific Northwest regional council will partner with St. Francis House, helping to clean up the grounds and sort donations. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
East Bay: Alameda County Food Bank
The East Bay regional council is partnering with the Alameda Food Bank, which distributed 20.9 million pounds of food in 2011.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
North Bay: Giant Steps
The North Bay regional council is partnering with Giant Steps, a therapeutic equestrian center in Petaluma serving children and adults with physical, behavioral and developmental challenges. Founded by USF alumnus Robert Pope ’61 and his wife Lee, Giant Steps is funded by a number of local and national donors and foundations, including the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
North Bay: Marin County Parks and Open Space District
The North Bay regional council is partnering with Marin County Parks and Open Space District to do a clean-up of the Bothin Marsh area of Mill Valley. Volunteers will help pick up litter that has been pushed onto the Mill Valley bike path or Bothin Marsh by the winter storms and high tides.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sacramento: Cristo Rey High School
The Sacramento regional council is partnering with Cristo Rey High School, which opened in 2006 and is sponsored by the Society of Jesus, the Sisters of Mercy and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
San Francisco: USF Black Alumni Society and Quesada Gardens
The Quesada Gardens Initiative is the award-winning, resident-led network of people who live, work and play in the heart of San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Since 2002 Quesada Gardens have built community and connected people by creating community-defined public art and gathering spaces, gardens, and events. USF Black Alumni Society is partnering with Quesada Gardens to do light community gardening activities.