Fordham University Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice

  • NY


441 East Fordham Road
101 McGinley Center

United States

About Us

The Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice is grounded in the Jesuit philosophy of homines pro aliis, men and women for others. We work to create mutually beneficial relationships rooted in a respect for the dignity of all persons. At Fordham, we want our students to reach their full potential of mind and heart beyond the self by serving in and learning from our surrounding communities. We provide our students with the tools to explore their experiences together connecting service, justice, community and spirituality. By encouraging our students to engage in praxis -an ongoing process of action and reflection- we are able to support and challenge them to fully engage in and learn from their experiences. Seeking the faith that does justice, we encourage our students to use their two feet of social action, learning solidarity through serving directly and seeking social change. At Fordham, we recognize our responsibility to the community in which we are established and to which we are connected. We serve as a liaison between the Fordham community and the local community offering a variety of University resources and access to support the exceptional work of our community partners.