Justice Related Opportunities

Events and Activities

Please click on the following links for more information:
Bridges to El Salvador image2

F.I.R.S.T. image3

Interdependence Day

Latin American Film Series

Long Term Service Fair

Red Zone

Service Trips image4

SPARK image5

VITA image6

Volunteer and Service Fair image7

An Empty Place at the Table

image1 = involvement with communities outside the University

Bridges to   El Salvador 
University of Scranton & Jesuit Community
Alternating Years
Marie Karam, Director
An immersion experience in El Salvador for faculty, staff and administrators.  Includes meeting with Universidad Centroamericana personnel and professors, educators, religious, women and youth activists, economists, political figures, environmentalists and business leaders.

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SPARK
Year-round
Dr. Monica Thomas Deanna Chairge thomasm5@scranton.edu
chairged2@scranton.edu
peer educators perform programs about relationships and assault.

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Red Zone 
Year-round
Dr. Monica Thomas Deanna Chairge thomasm5@scranton.edu
chairged2@scranton.edu
certification and programming is available and implemented for freshman students.

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Service trips
One week: January, Spring, Summer breaks
Pat Vaccaro, Director vaccarop1@scranton.edu
Sites have included:
* St. Michael's, Arizona, working with children with disabilities on a Navajo Reservation
* Shelters in Cincinnati, OH
* Habitat for Humanity work in North Carolina
* Los Angeles CA working with community outreach.

The students raise funds for transportation, housing and food costs.

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F.I.R.S.T.
(Freshmen in reflective service together)
Annually/August
Pat Vaccaro, Director vaccarop1@scranton.edu
New freshmen spend one week volunteering at area agencies and on campus while reflecting on the commitment to service. They stay at the Retreat and Conference Center and are led by upperclassmen and faculty/staff volunteers.

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VITA
(volunteer income tax assistance)
Joseph Hammond
In partnership with the area agencies, interns and other students assist low income and elderly clients to complete tax returns.

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Volunteer and Service Fair
Annually/September
Pat Vaccaro, Director vaccarop1@scranton.edu
Approximately 70 local agencies and long-term agencies recruit volunteers for their organizations.

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Latin American Film Series  
Latin American Studies
(See Calendar for specific dates)
Dr. Kevin Nordberg latamstudies@scranton.edu  
Series of films dealing with Latin American issues

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Interdependence Day
Provost Office
9/12/08
Sondra Myers myerss2@scranton.edu  
 

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Long Term Service Fair
(See Calendar for specific dates)
Cathy Seymour Seymourc1@scranton.edu
 

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An Empty Place at the Table
(See Calendar for specific dates)

570-941-6194
Malia Uhatafe uhatafem2@scranton.edu  
Exhibit developed by the Women’s Resource Center that brings together community members for pot luck dinner, music, and activities for children. Contact them to sign up!

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