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 each year. Students are encouraged to attend an information session in the fall 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.  For more information on Domestic Service Trips, please contact Patricia.Vaccaro@scranton.edu 

 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
March 2022 Domestic Service Trip Locations 

Mar 13-20    Christian Appalachian Project / Workfest           Appalachia, KY
                     Repair substandard housing and build new homes for low-income families
Mar 13-20    Electric City Experience
                    Serving Scranton area residents focusing on addiction recovery and post incarceration

Mar 13-20     The McKenna Center                                             Washington, DC
                    Serve the homeless in a daytime drop-in center
Mar 13-20  Romero Center                                                          Camden NJ
                    Romero Center Ministries is an urban retreat and Catholic social justice education center 

  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.