Posts Tagged With: Arrupe Scholars

Immersed in Central America

The Senior Arrupe Scholars pose during an excursion to Antigua, Guatemala We welcome back TWO immersion trips this  week that made the most of their winter break in service with others.  Right now we are proud to focus  on the Arrupe Scholars that returned from El Salvador after volunteering with Project FIAT.  While in Central America,  they performed service that ranged from visiting an orphanage to  building and laying the foundation for a school.  This was supplemented with experiences to learn about the nation’s history, economy and culture to give context to people they met there.  The group also studied the life and mission of Archbishop Oscar Romero as he worked passionately for  the poor of the country before his assassination in 1980.  Everyone  returned home safely with a better understanding of this beautiful  country and warm memories of the people that were so welcoming.

 

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Immersed in East Wheeling

The end of the semester means the beginning of immersion trips for the Arrupe Scholars.  Last week    the First Year students participated on a local “in”mersion to East Wheeling.  They learned about community, identity and growth by working with six great organizations, including Laughlin Memorial Chapel, The Catholic Neighborhood Center, Appalachian Outreach, King’s Daughters Child Care Center, The Mother Jones House and The East Wheeling Community Gardens.  Check out the trip pictures at facebook.com/SsacAtWju to see the work that got done and the people they met along the way.  We hope more students will take the opportunity to serve in and explore this great part of Wheeling!

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Students Return from Immersion Trips

The SSAC is proud to present the first EVER postcard from our new mini-blog!  Subscribe to the right to receive these regular updates from our office.  	Two student groups made the most of their past winter break by spending a week performing service and learning about the local community they visited.  The Arrupe Scholars worked in El Salvador on a variety of projects from laying the foundation for a school to carrying water for families.  The other group served with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans, an org founded by students at the local Jesuit high school after Hurricane Katrina. 	Remember to subscribe & follow our new Twitter account!  —>
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