Community Outreach

The area of Community Outreach strives to impact and reach out to the lives of students at Belhaven by serving the Jackson community through service. The students involved in Community Outreach are a diverse group who come together for the sole purpose of service. For more information regarding upcoming events or opportunities, contact the Community Outreach Coordinator at Some of the opportunities to serve include:

Third Thursday-  Every Third Thursday afternoon of the month there will be a service project! Meet in Cleland Hall (First Floor) at 2pm on each of the Thursdays to carpool to the locations, we will be back on campus by 5pm!

Sonbeams is a parent's night out for families affected by children with special needs. It is an opportunity for a group to visit Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, MS and spend time playing and witnessing with these children. Sonbeams is held on a bi-monthly basis.

Other opportunities for service include but are not limited to: Visits to the Nursing Home, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Jackson Inner-City Gardeners, Stewpot, and Mustard Seed.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - This is a special opportunity for the Belhaven staff, faculty, and students to come together as one and serve the surrounding Jackson community. There are no classes on this day creating the perfect opportunity to better the lives of others.

Students may have the opportunity to volunteer at concerts taking place in the area. This experience may include working promotion or Food for the Hungry tables. Students are also allowed to see portions of the concert while not working at one of the tables.

Matthew 5:16, "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."

Community Outreach Coordinator

Genevieve Dunn, Community Outreach Coordinator

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