Friday, February 13, 2009

Looking to volunteer after you leave SBU?

Ian was on campus last weekend. I got to talk to him and it is always nice to see former students who just are happy with what they are doing. Ian seemed that way. I know many graduates look primarily money but utility (Happiness) is much more important. So you might want to look at this (especially In that light of the economy!
"Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Seeking Participants for the MercyWorks Post-Graduate Service Program
August 2009-July 2010

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, a residential care facility for abused, neglected, and hurting youth in Chicago, has a full-time faith-based post-graduate service program called MercyWorks. This program provides highly motivated men and women with an excellent opportunity to grow personally, spiritually, and professionally while at the same time making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.

MercyWorks Program Benefits: Food,Housing Health & dental insurance,Monthly stipend, Retreats, Vacation,Eligibility for loan deferment,AmeriCorps education award
Post-Service Employment Opportunities

 Sign-on bonus
 Financial assistance for education

As a result of the experience, support, and training gained while in the MercyWorks program, half of our previous year’s program participants stayed on at Mercy Home as full-time paid employees after their service year.

Ian McBride ‘05, Kate Tkacik ‘07 and Katie Rogers ‘08 work there. Ian can be reached at

Additional information about Mercy Home for Boys & Girls can also be found at

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