Service Programs

All School Drives

SUA Community D.R.I.V.E.

The SUA Community D.R.I.V.E. is in February and lasts for several weeks.
D.R.I.V.E. stands for Donate, Respond, Invest, Value and Educate, important components as we teach our students to develop broader community views, build relationships and meet the needs of our neighbors. During this drive, each advisory is matched with several households to gather the food or personal care items they may need. We work in collaboration with local non-profits in order to match up our advisories with households in need. As our drive comes to an end, the senior students, along with faculty and staff, will deliver the donations to the households and agencies.

Personal Care Drive

The annual SUA Personal Care Drive is collection of personal care products donated to local agencies that support the needs of the marginalized. The Personal Care Drive takes place in October. Agencies we have supported in the past include Lighthouse Youth Services (shelter), Lincoln Crawford Nursing Home and Bethany House Women’s Shelter.

Service Programs

Bulldog Buddies Tutoring Program

The Bulldog Buddies Program is a tutoring and mentoring program designed to foster the growth of students from local Elementary Schools. The high school mentors and their little buddies meet for an hour every week to work on a variety of academic activities at local elementary schools or recereation centers. 
Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Student Outreach Services

The goal of Student Outreach Services (SOS) is to motivate and coordinate students to do service in the greater Cincinnati community. The student leaders of this Co-curricular apply to be part of a leadership board. These student leaders decide on various agencies at which they would like to volunteer. Then they create presentations about their outreach opportunity and recruit other students to volunteer with them at a particular nonprofit agency. The service commitment is most often once a month. A few examples of the agencies we partner with are:
  • Bethany House Shelter
  • St. Margaret's Hall
  • Matthew 25 Ministries
Open to Sophomores through Seniors on a first come, first serve basis.

SOS Rookie Group

Due to the increased participation by Freshmen in service, we have created SOS Rookie Club. This outreach group introduces the Freshmen to a wide variety of service in a larger group setting. This group is open to freshmen only, and will have 6 events, 3 in the first half of the year and 3 in the second half of the year. Throughout the year, students will have the opportunity to experience several types of service, such as working with the elderly, light rehab, assisting the disabled and volunteering with children. These opportunities will help students decide which type of service suits them best.

Social Justice Club and Mission Collection

The Social Justice Club is an organization for students at St. Ursula dedicated to providing opportunities for students to learn more about social justice issues such as fair trade products, human trafficking, global education, and poverty. The work of the Social Justice Club is rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. The members of this organization at SUA lead education and advocacy efforts, as well as plan and facilitate activities that bring to light various issues of social injustice. 

One large in-school effort the Social Justice Club plans and facilitates each month is the Mission Collection for Developing Nations. The Mission Collection is a monetary collection on Wednesdays in advisory. Each month the students learn about the project we will support and which international country will benefit. This collection has become a tangible expression of our care of others; our service to the poorest of the poor internationally through donations. The goal for our students is to donate $1.00 per week to support various non-profit agencies in developing nations.