Student Danielle Flores and Dr. Harold Rodinsky bag beans at Inner City Development during the 7th annual Meet the Mission event.

On Friday, Sept. 21, more than 200 students and faculty from the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) participated in the university’s 7th annual Meet the Mission event. Meet the Mission is a university-wide day of community service and collaboration between faculty and students who reach out to the community at large by providing necessary services to the underserved and the needy. The program is a continuation of the Mission of service that brought the first Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word to San Antonio in 1881. Community service is an integral part of each student’s educational experience at UIW.

“With nearly 20 local agencies participating in the day of service, it is truly a community-wide effort, and we are very grateful to our community partners for once again making the event possible,” said Dr. Chris Edelman, UIW assistant professor of philosophy.

UIW students and faculty visited organizations through- out San Antonio including the Guadalupe Community Center, Inner City Development, Methodist Mission House, The Village at Incarnate Word, Family Violence Prevention Services, the Family Service Association and the Animal Defense League.