Students in assistant professor Kevin DeJesus' Political Science 1001 recently presented Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and City Council President Robert Ferri with solutions to real challenges the city is facing. As Diossa and Ferri listened intently from the front row of the oak-paneled City Hall chambers, student groups addressed issues such as domestic violence, community building, education and abandoned buildings.
While their primary focus is on academics and athletics, JWU Athletics also prioritizes giving back to the community. Recently, a number of teams volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence (RMH).
Field hockey, women's rowing, women's soccer and cheerleading were some of the teams that volunteered their time at the RMH. In addition to preparing meals and helping out around the facility, the visits were a chance for some team bonding.
RMH provides programs that allow families to spend additional time with a sick child, help ease financial burdens, provide a sense of normalcy, and keep families together during times of medical crisis.
During the 2017-18 school year, Johnson & Wales teams performed 4,377 hours of community service with over 65 organizations.
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