This November, the Vancouver College Action Team -- Sean Ryan, Marcus Saldanha, Sean Cuevas, and Mrs. Lilian Vernier -- was proud to run our first ever Fear the Beard campaign. For a minimum donation of $5, students received a bead bracelet on to which they could add the initials of a person they were taking part in the initiative for. The proceeds went to the Kristian Domingo Foundation, a charity created by the family of a Vancouver College alumnus who passed away from cancer. Not only was this about cancer awareness but also about furthering a sense of solidarity among the staff and students of our school through a sense of shared struggle and loss. The team picked up on the idea at the Christian Brother's 2018 Action Conference that they attended earlier in the year. We look forward to concluding our initiative at the end of November, and are excited to use this initiative as a launch for our new school leadership and service club, Seeding Hope."
Other News from ERCBNA
- Mission Frère - Harlem
Mission Frére, East Harlem - Service Week
In the middle of their summer vacation, four All Hallows Seniors volunteered to spend a week to help younger students with special needs make the best of their time in summer school. This service week is an initiative of Mission Frére, East Harlem, with the All Hallows students contributing their time at Cooke Grammar School on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
New York to Brownsville The Growing Impact of Iona College
Here is what we know - strategic partnerships can increase the impact of any individual or organization. Choosing to concentrate your energy and resources can help avoid the trap of just scratching the surface of an issue like poverty and education.
Founder's Day 2019
Schools from across the ERCBNA Province celebrate Founder’s Day and create videos to show their support for immigrants in North America and around the world.
Geneva - Compassion, Presence and Liberation
Mia Mirassou travels to Geneva to represent the ERCBNA at Edmund Rice International's training course in human rightsat the U.N.