Throughout the year, civic and health groups promote the
cultural interest and physical well-being of New York residents.
Through its Office of Community Relations, St. John's actively
supports these efforts.
Whether promoting awareness of or raising funds for issues
important to St. John's neighbors, the Office of Community
Relations partners in the following events:
Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk
St. John's University is a proud Flagship Sponsor of the
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Over the
past thirteen years, staff, faculty and students have helped
raise close to $250,000 in support of breast cancer awareness.
To boost blood donations and raise awareness about the New
York-area's blood supply, the Office of Community Relations hosts
several campus-wide blood drives each year. Events are open to the
public and all are encouraged to donate.
Heritage & Cultural Month
Celebrating Italian culture in New York, St. John's serves as the
annual host for the Italian Heritage and Culture Month. The event
includes exhibits, music, refreshments and a proclamation honoring
local residents who promote Italian-American culture.
Lawn Summer Concert
Through St. John’s free "Great Lawn Summer Concert" series, the
Office of Community Relations promotes cultural vitality in Queens
by working with local civic and government agencies.
St. John's University and the Office of Community Relations honor
the brave men and women in uniform who have served our country. The
annual ceremony is held on both the Queens and Staten Island
Organ Donors Network
St. John's University is partnering with the NY Organ
Donor's Network to increase awareness and foster understanding
of organ and tissue donation in an effort to make organ
donation a fundamental societal value.The New York Organ Donor
Network is dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for
people in need of life-saving and life-improving transplants.
The Office of Community Relations and St. John's University
celebrate the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and Founder's Week, by
serving our brothers and sisters in need throughout the world
during St. John’s University’s Annual Service Day.