Posts Tagged With: New Orleans

It’s About More than Sheetrock

			IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN SHEETROCK Service involves solidarity—finding common cause with others, particularly with those in need. Solidarity involves long-term partnerships, community building, time, and trust. That’s why Wheeling Jesuit students continue to serve in New Orleans nine years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city. During winter break, fourteen students and two staff joined our friends at Youth Rebuilding New Orleans (yrno.com) hanging drywall in a rebuilt house in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. But it’s about more than sheetrock: it’s about the relationships, the interactions with organizations and individuals that, in the words of Elizabeth Nawrocki, ’16, “showed hope for the area in the future.”

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Hola NOLA!

“New Orleans is called the ‘Big Easy’ but I found it the city of ‘Big Love’”<br />–Rebecca McDaniel (Right)<br />Along with Rebecca are fifteen others who visited<br />New Orleans, LA to participate in a number of service<br />activities such as reconstructing homes and organizing<br />a warehouse. A week spent in New Orleans has been an eye-opening experience, which helped students realize the challenges that people encounter in other parts of the country. Meeting New Orleans natives who have faced struggles in life has taught students that they can overcome any challenges with courage and love. While in New Orleans, the group also had the opportunity to check out Bourbon Street’s many historic buildings in the French Quarter, the oldest neighborhood in the city. We at the SSAC cannot wait to come back. See you next year New Orleans!

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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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