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Abington grad Towey spearheads Scranton women’s lacrosse team in community service project for the homeless

Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 12/17/14
From Press Release

On The University of Scranton web site, there is a reference to the Latin term “Cura Personalis”, which translates to “Care for the entire person.”

Scranton women's lacrosse team

Scranton women’s lacrosse team

The University’s women’s lacrosse team took those words to heart recently, participating in a community service project to spruce up the Catherine McAuley Center, which provides housing and supportive services to homeless women and children in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.

The project was spearheaded by Emily Towey, a senior goalkeeper from Abington High, Pennsylvania, who interned at the center this semester.

“My internship at the Catherine McAuley Center has been incredibly rewarding,” said Towey. “Prior to it, I would say that I was naïve and thought the struggles of homelessness were something distant.

Emily Towey

Emily Towey

“This experience has opened by my eyes to the reality of issues in my community. I was given the pleasure to work alongside such a dedicated and hardworking staff and amazing group of clients. Through that, I was able to see so much beauty despite hardships.

“I gained a greater appreciation for families that are struggling and was taught even more so to never assume. If anything, this internship has solidified my belief that I would be content doing social work for the rest of my life.”

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