SVDP Rhode Island youth take part in Poverty Simulation

April 26, 2016
13087623_1695423224055296_2072991728098170359_nOn Friday, April 22, members of our Next Gen conference took part in a day-long Poverty Simulation program at St. Mark’s Church in Cranston. Taking time out of their April Break, 15 high school and college students participated in a simulation in order to gain perspective on the trials and tribulations the poor and marginalized in the United States face on a daily basis. Throughout the day, Next Gen members not only learned some important life lessons, but also managed to have a  lot of fun! A special thank you to Claudia Jackvony for all of her help to make the simulation a success, as well as our great youth participants!

Stay tuned, more Next Gen updates are coming soon!

Next Gen walks the walk

September 28, 2015

IMG_3455On Sunday, members of Next Gen took part in SVDP Rhode Island’s 2015 Friends of the Poor Walk at Garden City Center in Cranston! The Next Gen contingency walked in the mile, sold raffle tickets, helped to run children’s games, and much more. Youth and young adults were well represented at the walk, as Next Gen and members from the University of Rhode Island’s S.A.V.E.S. program volunteered their time and enthusiasm throughout the day. In all, the 8th annual walk was a huge success, and a great time was had by all! Thank you to everyone who joined us!

 

Read about us in the Providence Journal!

To learn more about the University of Rhode Island’s S.A.V.E.S. program, click here.

Next Gen stops the presses!

September 18, 2015IMG_3159

Next Gen and SVDP Rhode Island have received some pretty awesome press over the past few weeks! To read about our involvement in the 2015 National Assembly of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, click here. In addition, make sure to check out our new promo video, here! Like what you see? Make sure to share with your friends! Also, if you’re not following us on social media yet, what are you waiting for?! Click our links to the right! Free Hearts, Big Dreams, Hard Work!