Clerkin Serves Providence Proud
Courtney Clerkin, a resident of Breezy Point and a member of the class of 2013 at Providence College, served as a student leader for the College’s first FaithWorks service immersion program from August 25 to August 29.
Clerkin was among seven PC upperclassmen who coordinated various efforts for 26 freshmen, at service sites within the Diocese of Providence, including Emmanuel House, a day shelter for the homeless; the St. Martin de Porres Center, a senior service center; and the diocese’s Office of Life and Family, as well as Immigration and Refugee Services. Students also toured facilities at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections to learn more about the chaplaincy services that are provided.
FaithWorks aims to increase service opportunities among incoming freshmen class members and to increase the number of faith formation programs.
Campus ministers Richard Lumley and Sarah Attwood supervised the service immersion program.
“As students learn more about the relationship between the Catholic Church and the City of Providence, the program allows them to establish relationships of service and solidarity with Catholic agencies, student leaders, and with one another,” Lumley said.