Nearly 60 Camden children got their first taste of summer camp last week. We funded camperships at Camp Speers YMCA in the Poconos for 5 children whose families would not otherwise have been able to afford summer camp.
Today we introduce you to our newest grantee—and ask for your help in making its mission a success!
Graduation season offers us a chance to check in with former Domenica Scholars. Every year, we see how students have leveraged the high-quality high school education they received through the Domenica Scholarship into great achievements in college and beyond.
Here are four examples from the scholarship class of 2019, now the college class of 2023.
Spring into Action 2023 was a great success! We asked volunteers to choose one or two words to describe their experience. “Fun” was the first word many of them came up with. Next were “fulfilling,” “meaningful,” and similar terms to describe how good it feels to help others.
We are so pleased to welcome eager volunteers to Spring into Action! Our annual volunteer day has been on hiatus since 2020–but now it’s back, on Saturday, April 22. We hope you can join us!
It was just like an Iron Chef episode! As Elena Piperno, Domenica Foundation director, arrived to help judge the Cathedral Kitchen (CK) pasta competition, students in the culinary arts training program were putting finishing touches on their dishes.
A special feature of LUCY Outreach’s new youth center is “the steps,” shown here populated by LUCY alums and Executive Director Kristin Prinn. In the early days, LUCY youth met on the steps of St. Joseph Pro Cathedral School. Now LUCY has a state-of-the-art facility—but participants and staff remember their roots by gathering on (now indoor!) steps designed to welcome and inspire.
We were so proud to help LUCY celebrate its grand opening on October 20! Over 300 people came to celebrate this milestone—participants, past participants, staff, community members, and, of course, funders like us.
What an awesome day we had with Domenica Scholars at the Phillies game on September 24! As you can see, it was a perfect fall day for baseball. The nearly 30 scholars who accepted our invitation had a marvelous time.