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    Rewards of the LEAP Program

    Back row, from left: Natalie Tetuan '22, Claire Carrera '22, Fatima Torres '22, Victoria Gazzillo '18, G'19, Julia Decker '19, Erin Doran '20, Angela McGovern '19 and Marie MacTigue'18, G'19; front row, from left: Margaret McGrath '22, Kelsey Andrews '19 and Brianna Tucciarone '20.
    May 13, 2019
    "This volunteer opportunity opened my heart and mind to a greater community who left me yearning to serve in more ways in the near future!"- Brianna Tucciarone '20

    This spring, student volunteers in Campus Ministries Literacy, Education & Advocacy in Prison (LEAP) program facilitated a six-week creative writing and expression workshop with female inmates at Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton. This marks the sixth consecutive semester offering this program.

    "My experience with LEAP allowed me to work alongside women who are often forgotten about within our society; but who have shown tremendous strength in working towards re-centering their lives," said Brianna Tucciarone '20, a LEAP volunteer. "Through literary and artistic expression, we were able to find common areas of interest and connect in ways I could have never imagined. This volunteer opportunity opened my heart and mind to a greater community who left me yearning to serve in more ways in the near future!" 

    Read more about the LEAP program in this Scranton Journal article.

     

     

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