Creighton Students Spend Spring Break Providing Service
For more than 27 years Creighton University students have been learning by helping others during their fall and spring breaks. March 8-12, 186 students will be learning about health care, education, integration, housing issues, Native American culture, organic farming, sustainability and more.
Students will be working at 24 sites including Chicago, Nashville, Oklahoma, Denver and as far away as West Virginia. Some students elected to stay closer to home, working at the Siena/Francis House in Omaha or learning about sustainability efforts in the community.
At each of the sites students will perform a variety of service work, ministering to and learning from the poor and homeless, supporting adult learning activities, providing home repair and assistance, teaching and more.
The Spring Break Service Trips program began in 1983 when a nursing student proposed that a group of seven students go to Eastern Kentucky to do service work. The Creighton Center for Service and Justice took over some of the behind-the-scenes administrative tasks in 1995, but the program remains largely student-led and student-funded.
To see a complete list of the Service Projects go to: