Students Head Out for Fall Break Service Trips
Eighty Creighton University undergraduates headed for various locations across the country for Fall Break Service Trips attended a send-off service in St. John’s Church on Thursday, Oct. 16.
The students will spend their week-long fall break, which begins Saturday, Oct. 18, serving others in need around the country.
This fall, students will offer their time and skills to help out at:
- Pilsen Poder Center, St. Procopius Church in Chicago
- The Arch, L’Arche Community in Clinton, Iowa
- Catholic Charities, Duchesne House, in New Orleans
- Siena/Francis House in Omaha
- Sustainability Seminar in Omaha.
- St. Francis Mission in Rosebud, S.D.
- Habitat for Humanity in Stroud, Okla.
- St..Stephens Indian Mission in Wind River, Wyo.
This year’s fall break trips include a new experience - a four-day sustainability seminar in Omaha. The student participants will be exposed to five different aspects of sustainability: transportation, water, food, energy, and waste/recycling. They will use hands-on experience through education by experts in the field of sustainability.
The students will attempt to live “green” during the seminar by walking, using public transportation, eating locally, reducing the use of water and energy through conservation, and creating little waste. All of the service trips are organized and paid for by the students. For more information about the Fall and Spring Break Service Trips and Creighton University’s Center for Service and Justice visit: http://www.creighton.edu/ministry/ccsj/serviceandjusticetrips/fallbreakservicetrips/index.php