Through her involvement in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee‘s afterschool program at SJA, SJA’s very own McKenzie W., fifth grader, participated in the annual US Cellular Black History Month Art Contest. She entered her drawing of physicist Dr. Stephon Alexander and won first place. McKenzie received recognition and her prize of $250 at a special ceremony honoring all participants. McKenzie’s celebrated talents lifted up Black History Month and emphasized the transformational power of art.
S Alexander Marie Siegel, Mission Leader, indicated that students and the rest of the ICHS community recently participated in a food and hygiene donation for the clients at Mercy House. Through this activity, ICHS students were able to stand in compassion and solidarity with people in need through these donations.
Mercy House’s mission is to offer a welcoming space for individuals and families in need – and to provide emotional support and healing in a comfortable, faith-filled environment.
Madonna University’s on-campus Nursing Simulation Lab has served as a location for nursing and health science majors to bring together their preparation for careers in health care as they simultaneously develop Spanish language skills and intercultural knowledge.
According to Elizabeth Goulette, Ph.D., assistant professor and program director of the Spanish degree program at MU, “we are providing our students the opportunity to directly apply their education and skill set to make an impact on their patients’ experience which appropriately aligns with the University mission and (Felician Core) values (for Ministry) of respecting the dignity of each person and celebrating diversity.”
Laughter and conversation has begun to refill the halls of the Gardens at Felician Village as residents began to resume visits at the Felician Village Salon with favorite stylists, Leah and Lisa. For an extended period of time, COVID made these kinds of visits unavailable, and everyone is more than happy to welcome them back now.
Leadership at Felician Village promotes the well-being of all its residents, including a commitment to meeting the basic needs of residents – such as hair cuts, color, and perms – reflecting the spirit of the Felician Core Values for Ministry of Transformation and Respect for Human Dignity.
St. Anne’s Family Services, in partnership with the Los Angeles County of Office of Education and the Lynwood Unified School District, recently celebrated the opening of a new early learning center at Lugo Elementary in Lynwood, CA. St. Anne’s take a whole family approach to early childhood education.
St. Anne’s operates in a manner consistent with the call of Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, foundress of the Felician Sisters, who stated well over 100 years ago: “They should have understanding for children, watching over them with care . . .”
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