Dear Neighbor Day Celebration

Dear Neighbor Day

Dear Neighbor Day

On Saturday April 14, 2018,  we invite you to celebrate the mission and values of Avila University by participating in our fifth annual Dear Neighbor Day.  Together, students, staff, alumni and friends will serve with our ‘dear neighbors’ around Kansas City.  We hope that you will accept the invitation to further our mission of making ‘meaningful contributions to the global community’.


Dear Neighbor Day 2018

7:45 - 8:10 AM
Sign in & Snacks
8:10 AM
Prayer, Group Photo & Send-Off
8:30 AM
Groups depart for service sites
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Serve the dear neighbor
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Return to Avila

Team Captain Registration

Registration Deadline: March 9 (Friday)

If you would like to form a team for April 14, please fill out this form. As team captain, you are responsible for communicating with your team members to complete the 'Individual' Registration form and indicate they are members of your team. Registration is required for ALL participants

Individual Registration

Registration Deadline: March 23 (Friday)
Late Registration Deadline: March 30 (Friday) 
Everyone, except team captains, must register here

  • If you are a member of a team, please indicate in the space provided your team name.
  • If you are not a member of a team, please leave ‘team name’ spot blank and we will assign you to a service site.

All Student Experience


I want to be a team captain but don’t have an exact number of people that will be on my team. What should I do?

I want to be a team captain but don’t have an exact number of people that will be on my team. What should I do?

Just give us your best guess. The Dear Neighbor Day committee will be communicating with you frequently with reminders and updates.

What kind of work will we be doing?

What kind of work will we be doing?

The work site you are assigned to is based on your personal interest or the interest of your team. Work varies from organizing food pantries, serving food to people in need, yard work, home-repair, cleaning, sorting recycling, etc. We will be sure to communicate with you as best as we can.

Can I bring my kids?

Can I bring my kids?

YES! Please register each child individually, and indicate in the 'Comment' section their age.  We will follow up with you to determine what type of work your family will be able to do together if you don't already have a work site assignment.

Other Questions

Other Questions

Please contact Julie Cowley at

Mission 100

Dear Neighbor Day hours apply towards Mission 100!


Have you taken the Mission 100 challenge? All Dear Neighbor Day hours may be used towards your Mission 100 goal. 

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Admission & Aid: SOAR

Graduating High School Seniors/Future Avila Eagles: Ready to enroll for fall? Its time to spread those wings and sign up for our Student Enrollment, Advising and Orientation Event (SOAR)!
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Adult & Graduate Studies: Open House

adult and graduate studies

adult and graduate studies open house
March 22
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Whitfield Center
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Career & Internship Fair

dear neighbor day

career & internship fair
Resume Building
Career Coaching
Free Professional Headshots

April 12
11-2 p.m. & 4-6 p.m. 
Athletic Pavilion
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