Domestic Service Trips

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Students serving at the Good Shepherd Mission on the Navajo Nation, Fort Defiance, Arizona

The Domestic Outreach (DO) Service trip program provides opportunities to serve marginalized populations across the United States. Rooted in faith and justice, DO fosters individual and group development through retreats and reflection activities throughout the experience. It also provides avenues for faith development and opportunities for students to explore how they can integrate the experience into their everyday lives.

The DO service trip experiences occur during spring break and in late May each year. Students are encouraged to attend an information session in September to learn about trip locations, types of service activities, program expectations, costs, fundraising opportunities, and application process.  After attending an info session, interested students need to complete an online application by mid-October followed up by an in-person interview.

 Types of services can include:

  • Serving in soup kitchens & food pantries
  • Disaster relief
  • Tutoring/mentoring children
  • Refugee assistance
  • Working with persons with disabilities and former gang members
2020 Planned Domestic Service Trip Locations 

Mar 14-21     Homeboy Industries/Dolores Mission                Los Angeles, CA
                     Serve at-risk youth and adults with the largest and most comprehensive gang intervention and   
                    
rehabilitation program in the country
Mar 14-20     Christian Appalachian Project / Workfest          Appalachia, KY
                     Repair substandard housing and build new homes for low-income families
Mar 14-20   Experience Missions                                             Puerto Rico
                     Rebuild homes for families in need impacted by Hurricane Maria

Mar 14-21     Electric City Experience
                    Serving Scranton area residents focusing on addiction recovery and post incarceration

Mar 14-21     The McKenna Center                                             Washington, DC
                    Serve the homeless in a daytime drop-in center for homeless men
May 14-21  St. Bernard Project                                                 Baton Rouge, LA
                    Repair and rebuild homes
May 23-30  White Violet Center for EcoJustice                      St. Mary of the Woods, IN
                    Engage in hands-on and educational experiences that focus on environmental justice and  
                    sustainability


  Look where we've been!

 

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Students who attend the Los Angeles CA Service Trip to Homeboy Industries provide support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women working to redirect their lives.