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Los Angeles, California

Saturday, December 14th - Friday, December 20th, 2019             

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, homelessness, as well as educational and employment opportunities. Through engagement with the local parish and school, participants will explore these issues and meet engaged members of the community.

An integral component of this immersion is the home­stay experience with local families. Throughout the week, SCU students will partner up and stay with families who provide opportunities for conversation and shared meals.

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.

Application Process 

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.