Ignatian Service Association
The Old Ignatians’ Union (OIU) Ignatian Service Association is a group facilitating community service by anyone associated with the school community. The Cardoner Project and the ISA and OIU are working closely together to support the work of places such as Teresa House and the other Cana Communities.
As part of The Cardoner Project’s outreach the boys in Bellarmine House volunteer weekly at Teresa House, which provides emergency overnight accommodation to the homeless. Volunteers fill one of two shifts either preparing dinner from 6:00pm till 9:00pm, serving and eating with those staying overnight. Alternatively they work the second shift starting at 9:00pm, stay overnight and close the house the next morning. Located within ten minutes walk from the house and nearby Sydney, UTS and Notre Dame universities, Teresa House provides an ideal service opportunity for boys in the house and the wider and Old Boy communities. This is a way in which The Cardoner Project and the Ignatian Service Association cooperate to encourage young Old Boys to see service and faith as lifelong committments.
Jesuit Social Services
The Cardoner Project and Jesuit Social Services are committed to real collaboration on a range of great projects that will engage the young Old Boys and others in shaping a more just society. MORE>>
Gawad Kalinga (GK) is an anti-poverty organisation that works to build communities. Founded in the Philippines, its name means ‘to give care’ in Tagalog. In the Philippines this commitment takes the form of creating tangible communities. MORE>>
This is an exciting set of ways of helping to change the world by applying commercial insights and skills to real-world problems of social and economic exclusion, here and overseas. MORE>>
St Canice's Kitchen
The Cardoner project works closely with St Canice’s church, Elizabeth Bay, in a range of social ventures. St Canice’s has been operating in Elizabeth Bay since 1889 and has grown not only as a parish, but as an important part of the Kings Cross community. MORE>>
Jarjum College Redfern
As one of the Cardoner Project’s local outreach initiatives a strong relationship has been forged with Jarjum College Redfern. Jarjum College is a Jesuit K-6 primary school for Indigenous boys and girls from the Redfern area. MORE>>
As part of the projects service program boys in the house have been volunteering at Teresa House Homeless shelter, which provides emergency overnight accommodation. MORE>>
OUR PROJECTS ABROAD...
Since its foundation, The Cardoner Project has sought to engage communities overseas in undertakings that seek to express a recognition and respect for often excluded and underprivileged groups. From teaching English in Vietnamese or Thai schools to working with families to build houses in Tijuana, Mexico; The Cardoner Project aims to inspire self-esteem and hope in the communities we encounter. With an increasing number of projects in Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Ecuador and Mexico there are short and long term volunteering opportunities available.
MICRONESIA SERVICE YEAR
We seek to offer an extension and a deepening of what Old Boys have already received at Jesuit schools, a deeper experience of God and an understanding of themselves as spiritual beings. MORE>>
The Cardoner Project began at St Aloysius College due to the enthusiasm and aspirations of the students for further opportunities for service beyond their final year of high school. MORE>>