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Los Angeles, California

Saturday, March 24- Saturday, March 31, 2018              

Cost: $400


The Santa Clara immersion trip to Los Angeles will be hosted by the community of Dolores Mission, a Jesuit parish in East LA, whose parishioners take the initiative to address issues that challenge their community. These pressing issues include gang violence, human rights abuses against youth and immigrants, child care, health care, and educational and employment opportunities. SCU students will visit Homeboy Industries and have lunch at the Homegirl Café. Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. The immersion group will also help out with the after school program at the Dolores Mission school. Students will learn about the parish, school, and pastoral outreach programs and personally get to know members of the community. An integral component of this immersion is the home-stay experience with local families. Throughout the week, SCU students will partner up and stay with families who provide opportunities for conversation and shared meals. Additionally, students will learn about issues of homelessness in the greater Los Angeles area.

Application Process 

  • The application for the Class of 2022 Summer San Jose Immersion is now closed.
  • The application for all other Summer Break 2018 trips are closed.
  • The application for Winter Immersion trips will be available 9/19 - 10/3.

Selected participants for immersions will be expected to attend 4–5 pre-trip meetings and a pre-trip weekend retreat,  as well as 3 post-trip meetings upon return.