A Fall Break Service Trips send-off service was held Oct. 13 for the 195 Creighton University students headed out on service trips at 19 sites across the country.
During Creighton’s Fall Break, Oct. 15-23, these students will travel to 19 different host sites around the country to serve and learn about social justice concerns such as poverty, immigration, homelessness and environmental justice.
This is the largest group of students to participate in the Fall Break Service Trips, more than 280 students applied for the 195 spots.
This student-led program, which is in its 29th year, has 36 student coordinators leading their peers as they learn and grow from diverse communities around the U.S. including Chicago, El Paso, New Orleans, Native American Reservations and local Omaha sites among others.
There are five new host sites.
In East St. Louis students will learn about the extreme poverty affecting the urban poor. Su Casa Catholic Worker in Chicago is a house of hospitality that provides a space of healing and hope to displaced Hispanic families.
At Annunciation in El Paso, Texas, students will learn about immigration and boarder issues, and will be hosted by Creighton Alums Becca Harvey (’11) and Jacob Huju (’11).
One new local site, focusing on “Solidarity with workers,” will be held in Omaha.
The fifth new site is a collaboration between many religious women’s orders, called House of Charity in New Orleans, La.
For a full list of locations and activities visit http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/category/service-trips/host-sites/