The RUIBAL Challenge hopes to build strong partnerships and relationships between Villanova students and the students and communities they serve with. First-year students tutor, mentor and coordinate activities such as sports, drama, the arts, dance ... just about any interest they could bring to grammar school children, including homework help.
The program has four main goals:
Invite first-year students tp build community with their peers and the students at the schools where they serve
Engage first-year students in Villanova’s tradition of service and to present an understanding of service grounded in partnership
Help first-year students discover their God-given gifts and talents and use them ” which will help them become life-long agents of social change,
and to create long-term partnerships which forward the mission and ministry of the school communities who partner with the program.
Here are the schools we volunteer at each week:
St. Ignatius of Loyola / Our Mother of Sorrows: Tuesday-Friday
North Light Community Center: Monday-Friday
St. Rose of Lima: Monday, Thursday and Friday
LaSalle Academy: Monday and Thursday
St. Frances Cabrini: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday