Posts Tagged With: Rural Poverty

Immersion Trip to Camden, NJ

 

We welcome back everyone from Fall Break, but especially the students that participated on recent immersion trips.  One group went to better understand urban poverty in Camden, NJ, where through the Romero Center, served with locals at a health fair for the underinsured as well as the wheelchair-bound residents of the Inglis House.  Reflections and learning activities also allowed students to step out of their comfort zones, especially during one day’s challenge to eat three meals with only $3.  The SSAC would also like to give a shout-out to the Appalachian Experience Club that spent their break chopping wood for the Sisters of Big Laurel Ecology Center in Mingo County, WV.  It is inspiring to see the great work done both in urban and rural places.

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Return of the Summer Immersion Trips

School’s out for summer!  We hope everyone is  enjoying their break as a chance to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with your home communities.  It certainly is quiet around the WJU campus.  We recently celebrated  the safe return of two immersion trips.  Our Sophomore Arrupe Service Scholars were in Mingo County, WV learning and serving in a beautiful region of rural Appalachia.  They performed farm chores with the Sisters at Big Laurel Ecology Center and helped at a kid’s camp.  The Junior Arrupe Scholars found themselves in the opposite environment of urban Camden, NJ where they volunteered through the Romero Center as well as simulated what it’s like to live as a working poor person in a major city.  We hope you enjoyed our postcard!

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