Los Angeles, California
Saturday, March 24- Saturday, March 31, 2018
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.
- The application for Winter Break 2017 trips is closed.
- The application process for Spring Break 2018 trips will open at the end of November.
- The application for the Class of 2022 Summer San Jose Immersion will open in July 2018.
- The application for the Jean Donovan Fellowship can be found here.
Selected participants 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.