University of Scranton Students Participate in Service Trips During Spring Break
During spring break, 45 University of Scranton students will participate in six domestic service trips organized by Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice.
Students will volunteer at the McKenna Center in Washington, D.C., a daytime drop-in center for homeless men, at which students volunteer at food pantries and soup kitchens. Students will also volunteer at Francis Corps, Syracuse, New York, a Roman Catholic faith-based program, which provides after school programs, refugee resettlement programs and a food pantry, among other services. Students will volunteer in Santa Clara, California, at programs organized through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, including homeless outreach programs and afterschool activities with children. Students will volunteer with the Christian Appalachian Project Workfest to repair substandard housing and build new homes for low-income families in Eastern Kentucky. Students will also travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to serve at St. Bernard Project, a New Orleans-based nonprofit that serves low to moderate income families, to repair and rebuild homes recently devastated by flooding there. Students going to Baton Rouge will also volunteer with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps at the West End House Boys and Girls Club, which serves at-risk youth through after-school programs, among other populations. Students will volunteer at St. Michaels Association for Special Education in St. Michaels, Arizona, to assist children and adults with development disabilities in the classroom setting.
The following students participated at the locations listed:
Syracuse, New York
Santa Clara, California
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
St. Michaels, Arizona