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Catherine McCafferty

Catherine McCafferty

Fairfax, Other

I am a Mercy Volunteer Corps/AmeriCorps alumna who served as Social Justice Coordinator for a church and school community in northeast Baltimore city. My year of service confirmed my desire to work in either the non-profit or government fields, focusing on community outreach and development initiatives. I’m committed to u...

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St. Francis of Assisi Church and School

Mercy Volunteer Corps/AmeriCorps Social Justice Coordinator

Developed and implemented issues-based social justice curriculum for grades 3-8 while supporting staff and teachers with school-wide service projects and community engagement efforts. Planned, organized, and assisted in running parish outreach programs to local under-served and low-income families. Expanded parishioner involvement through the establishment of a monthly e-newsletter and new programming. Strengthened relationships with local non-profits, civic organizations, and religious congregations in order to collaborate on community building and service initiatives.

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James A. Glenn Writing Center

Writing Tutor

Fostered mission of “Better writers, not perfect papers” through one-on-one collaboration with undergraduate and graduate writers from diverse academic disciplines. Assisted students at all stages of the writing process, providing constructive feedback on particular assignments as well as guidance on overall writing skills.

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Office of Student Involvement

Student Leadership Coordinator

Managed four-person Special Events Committee, which provided leadership development opportunities to over 100 students a year. Directed projects such as the Student Women of Excellence awards, International Education Week workshops, Club Olympics competitions, and Student/Administration Open Forums. Planned and moderated Peer Leadership Team meetings and training events. Edited, formatted, and authored articles for Xavier Leadership newsletter.

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Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center

Intern

Concentrated on advancement of non-violence and death penalty abolition initiatives while meeting daily needs of a non-profit office. Assisted in coordination of community dialogue events, documentary film screening, and 25th anniversary celebrations. Contributed to major office technology updates, including transition to Salesforce database. Member of Xavier University's Summer Service Internship Program, an intentional community of 20 undergraduates committed to service learning and social justice.

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Xavier University

B.A., Political Science

Paul VI Catholic High School

Graduated Magna Cum Laude