The Desmond Center
June Class Calendar
The Desmond Center for Community Engagement and Wellness offers free classes to the greater Newburgh community. For event details, click here.
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Grand Opening - Thursday, June 15, 2023
Join us in celebrating the re-opening of Guzman Hall on Mount Saint Mary College's campus - newly renovated to house the Desmond Center for Community Engagement and Wellness on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm. Celebrate the opening of the new Desmond Center, and learn more about the center and what we are offering the community. RSVP here.
The Desmond Center for Community Engagement and Wellness is dedicated to bridging the gap between Mount Saint Mary College and the Newburgh community. Its purpose is simple yet significant: to provide health, wellness, educational, and professional services for underserved individuals and families in the local area, including the uninsured. The center offers educational workshops, family counseling services, fitness checks, immunizations, professional development events, and more for the local community.
The Desmond Center is currently operating out of the Mount's School of Business offices but will be located on campus in the multipurpose building known as Guzman Hall. The re-opening of Guzman Hall and grand opening of the Desmond Center is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 5:30 pm. Although the center is not yet housed in its official location, programming such as vaccine clinics and family literacy nights are already underway.
Compassionate care at the center is modeled by Mount faculty and students, led by Executive Director of the Desmond Center for Community Engagement and Wellness, Genesis Ramos. The college's School of Business and School of Nursing play a large role in carrying out the center's mission of aiding Newburgh residents who have little or no access to basic health care services. As the center develops, faculty and students in the college's Education, Social Sciences, and various other programs will also lend their skills to the center.
At the Mount, our mission is to provide a service-oriented education to all of our students, no matter their program of study. The Desmond Center for Community Engagement and Wellness is an impactful step toward that goal and strengthening our relationship with the greater Newburgh community.