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Each quarter, the Ignatian Center’s Immersion program offers an intensive, 8 hour immersion experience in the heart of downtown San Jose or San Francisco to an SCU group or organization. Participants will delve into the issue of houselessness in one of the wealthiest cities in the world. This Fall, we are offering two Urban Plunges for you to choose from!

FALL 2023 |  San Francisco

DATES: Sunday, October 15 and Sunday, October 22
TIME: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
COST: $25 per participant (financial aid available)

Some activities of the Urban Plunge might include:

  • Serving or eating a meal in a transitional housing shelter or soup kitchen
  • Roam the streets of the Tenderloin to consider what spending a day on the streets might be like
  • Exchange interactions with those who are currently unhoused, and learn more deeply about the causes and access issues of those people experiencing houselessness
  • Meet with housing advocates and policy experts to learn more about what actions we can take to work towards greater housing security
  • Reflect on the experience and gain insight to transform his/her own lives and communities

5 Reasons You Should JUST GO!

  1.  Accommodates your busy schedule  |  These 8-10 hour immersions typically begins on a Saturday 
  2.  Exposure to local issues  |  Participants immerse in a neighboring community
  3.  Person-to-person experience  |  Participants speak directly with those in need
  4.  Bond within your SCU group  |  Participants will deepen their sense of community within the group
  5.  Affordable  |  These immersion costs are about $25-$50 and covers meals and lodging (scholarships are available)

To organize a trip for your group, contact Jazmine Low (