Windmoor promotes various service opportunities to assist the socially and culturally underprivileged, which have ranged widely over the last 55 years from counseling Chicago’s inner city youth, to building houses in Ecuador, to teaching English in various foreign countries. These service opportunities aim to help participants grow in generosity and concern for the needs of others.
Windmoor Study Center promotes a summer mentoring program at the Midtown Center for boys in Chicago. Midtown is a supplementary after-school and summertime mentoring program for boys that fosters academic growth, character development, extra-curricular interests, and athletic sportsmanship.
Learn more about Midtown by visiting www.midtown-metro.org/midtown/.
If you are interested in mentoring at Midtown during the summer, please contact Mike Seelinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Windmoor sponsored a service trip to Santiago, Cuba during Spring Break 2016. The students helped out with a number of initiatives in the archdiocese of Santiago, including serving at a soup kitchen for the elderly and disabled and helping with some construction for the expansion of one of the parish churches. The students collaborated with the Community of Sant’Egidio in order to visit children in a poor area of town and help clean the house of an indigent and disabled elderly couple. The students also spent time visiting with many of the small house-church communities in the countryside and enjoyed a fun evening with the youth group at the parish of Santa Teresita.
Recently, Windmoor has sponsored several Fall break trips to New York City for undergraduate students. The students dedicate their time to helping high school students in the Bronx who participate in the Crotona Center for boys. Traditionally, our college students assist the Bronx high school boys with their writing skills and help any high school seniors with their college application essays.
For several winters in a row, Windmoor sponsored a student-organized service trip during the university winter break. The trip provided an opportunity for students to serve those less fortunate than themselves, be immersed in a different culture, and form deep and lasting friendships.