Call to Action Day: The Work of Hope
Call to Action Day extends the walls of the classroom and office into those parts of the broader community most in need of understanding, renewal and solidarity, especially to youth and their families in crisis. The whole campus takes a day to learn from that work we can do with hands, head and hearts together. We call it the work of hope.This is an annual event in which our whole university community, instead of holding classes as usual, extends the walls of the classroom out to the community.
This year, we seek to learn, serve and reflect about issues facing youth in our communities. We want to put our university’s Mission Statement and our Hallmarks into practice, especially Hallmark Six: "We Create Community Among Those With Whom We Work And With Those We Serve."
Participation in this event will help educate people in the community about social issues facing youth and inspire people to be more involved in and appreciative of the work that our community partners do.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I get to my site?
A: We will help with all transportation. Buses will be provided for six of the sites, car pools arranged for others and public transportation tokens (SamTrans) and Clipper Cards (CalTrain and BART) provided for others.
Sign up for what you want and we will help you get there!
Q: What does going sailing, climbing mountains and other such activities have to do with service?
A: With some of our activities, we are chaperoning youth on enrichment experiences that go beyond what their usual experience might be. We want to offer youth the vision of joy and hope beyond the territorial limits that can eventually lead to gang and crime activity.