Service Highlights

Each year, Niagara University students invest a great amount of time serving in the community and following the traditions and values of St. Vincent de Paul. In turn, many students receive credit for their participation and discover their passion to help others. The Levesque Institute serves as the outreach arm of Niagara University and our flagship program, Learn and Serve, functions as the hub that connects students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community. We are proud of this synergistic collaboration and have highlighted a few projects below that have emerged campus-wide and leading students and faculty to travel thousands of miles to learn and to assist.

  • Global Service in Tzununa (1)

    Niagara University students traveled over 1,500 miles to experience the life and struggles of residents living in Tzununa. Tzununa is near Guatemala and considered one of the poorest communities on Lake Atitlan. Tzununa was left desolate and families devastated by Agent Orange after the civil war....

  • Special Olympics (5)

    More than 300 athletes grace the Kiernan Center at Niagara University to showcase their skills and abilities.

  • Turkey Trot Run and Fundraiser to Benefit Heart Love & Soul (3)

    Heart, Love and Soul is a strong and lasting partner to Niagara University and the Levesque Institute. Students from nearly every program on campus serve regularly to help continue the HLS mission to serve the homeless. Each year, Niagara University’s C.E.O. club (Collegiate Entrepreneur...

  • Family Literacy Center (7)

    A wonderful program developed to help families address literacy problems in Niagara County. The program was piloted in 2012 and launched with 11 children being selected to participate and 27 graduate teacher assistants to work with children in grades 3 to grades 8 and reading at an intermediate...