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Leadership, Engagement, and Service (LENS) Program

Leadership, Engagement, and Service (LENS) Program

The application for the 2018 LENS program is available on the New Student Guide on my.CHC portal. If you have any questions, or would like more information about the LENS program please contact Ryan Murphy at 215.248.7032 or

Applications are due June 20, 2018!

The LENS program brings together incoming Chestnut Hill College students for a four day immersion into Philadelphia. This service-based summer program exposes students to a variety of community and social justice issues occurring in the city, and introduces them to SSJ sponsored works and community partners working to solve these issues. In addition to community service and reflection activities, students participating in the LENS program will be able to take advantage of the many cultural opportunities available to us in Philadelphia. Cultural events range from museum trips to sporting events, and will differ each year.

The LENS program is designed to connect like-minded first-year students who wish to become involved in the culture of service at Chestnut Hill College, and have a lot of fun at the same time!  This program is ideal for students who have an interest in continuing a strong commitment to community service, as well as for students who wish to turn over a new leaf or get involved in community service for the first time.


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