Meet Alec Cassel
I graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. I have always enjoyed service and with Camden being so close to home, DSW is a great opportunity to impact lives and grow in faith. My ministry site is Hopeworks working with the C.R.I.B. staff and I am very excited. In my time here, I have learned more about Camden, made lasting relationships, and continued my strong faith in Jesus and His Church. Traveling and hiking are both big passions of mine because I get to explore different cultures while also enjoying God’s creation. I have seen the Catholic Church in many different areas around the world including Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.
Meet our DSW Alumni!
2017- 18 Community
Andrew, Brendan, Janelle, Andrea
Community Mission Statement:
We are here to love and inspire each other while serving the people of Camden in order to promote justice, excellence, and understanding
2016- 17 Community
Christophe, Sarah, Maria, Ryan, Fee
Ryan and Sarah returned for a second year! It was also quite an international year, hosting Fee from the German ARSP program, and Christophe from France who joined us in service for 3 months. Pictured here at a local fundraiser event.
2014- 15 Community
Mike (former director), Brooke, Abbey, Father Mike
The first all female household! Small but mighty, Abbey and Brooke formed strong bonds during the year and especially in their post-service life.
2013- 14 Community
Bernard was the Service Year that year, but he lived with other volunteers throughout the year, like Delia and Kathleen pictured here. Serving at Hopeworks and leading groups at DSW, he was fully immersed in the experience and we love him for his energy and excitement!
What about DSW in Philadelphia?
DSW was a thriving volunteer community in Philadelphia in the early 2000’s before it moved to Camden in 2009. Sadly we don’t have any photos on hand to help remember those years. If you participated in DSW-Philly or have photos to share, get in touch with us! We’d love to share your story too.