New Haven, Conn. - The Albertus Magnus College Athletic Department and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) teamed up with the Dominican Mission & Ministry to help collect non-perishable food items for the Centro San Jose Family Center in New Haven, Conn.
The Thanksgiving Food Drive ran from Monday, November 11 to Friday, November 22nd. The Thanksgiving Food Drive also ran during Albert Week (Nov. 11 - Nov. 15). Albert Week is a time to honor Saint Albert the Great and help promote the four pillars: study, prayer, community and service.
The athletic teams collected over 300 food items such as canned meat and soups, stuffing, gravy, canned fruit and vegetables, etc. and delivered the items to the center.
Centro San José Family Center, funded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven and the United Way of Greater New Haven, provides services to parents and caregivers designed to improve the school readiness and success of young children. Using a family-centered, strengths-based approach, we partner with families and empower them to obtain more satisfying experiences raising children by offering a comprehensive range of parent support and education programs.
Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925 by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is a Catholic College in the Dominican Tradition. It is recognized as a Top 100 Regional University in the north by US News & World Report Best Colleges guide for 2019. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling in Connecticut. In the last few months, the College received two significant federal grants, $300,000 from the Department of Justice and a $2 million Title III grant from the Department of Education