News Updates

  • 2019 Job Readiness Workshop Draws Nice Crowd

    Back by popular demand, on March 21st, 2019, the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center hosted our Second Job Readiness Workshop in the Ethel Lawrence Executive Conference Room. The purpose of the workshop was to educate a new crop of attending students on the skills necessary to obtain gainful employment, from the initial job search to the acceptance of an offer. During the workshop, we covered three main areas: resume preparation, interview etiquette, and professional behavior while on the job.This year, we were fortunate to have a corporate recruiter on site to provide tips and tricks to creating stellar resumes.

    Published on March 21st, 2019 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Meet Our New Education Center Jesuit Volunteers

    This year, we welcome two new Jesuit Volunteers: Rebekah DuDevoir and Peter O’Brien. Each year, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps provides two full-time youth coordinators to work at the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center. Jesuit Volunteers commit to one year of post-college service where the need is greatest and to live in apostolic community with other Jesuit Volunteers.

    Published on November 1st, 2018 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center | Read more »

  • Home Is Where the Heart Is

    At the local, state and national levels, Holy Cross alumni are fighting to create affordable housing for all. Read more about Peter J. O’Connor’s lifelong mission to help the poor with quality affordable housing in New Jersey.

    Published on October 23rd, 2018 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • New Report Offers Insight Into Hopes and Struggles of Our Families

    Where do our families come from? What are their children’s biggest challenges? What are their dreams for the future? A report prepared by Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center Jesuit Volunteer Corey Hubbard answers these and other questions in a recently completed needs-assessment study that provides a first-ever snapshot of the struggles and aspirations of our MDOC families.

    Published on March 14th, 2018 in Margaret Donnelly O'Connor Education Center | Read more »

  • Christmas “Gift Shop” A Hit in Camden and Mount Laurel

    Our Northgate II development in Camden is home to some 150 boys and girls who endure the daily struggles associated with living in one of our nation’s most violent and impoverished cities. Each year, we display toys in our community room and allow parents to “shop” for gifts for their children. We do the same thing at the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center, where the kids also get to enjoy a delicious “Breakfast with Santa.” These holiday donations offered our young residents a moment of welcome relief, good cheer, and the chance to smile with the delight that only a wonderful new toy can inspire.

    Published on December 20th, 2017 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »