Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

Project Mexico

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Established in 1987, the Project Mexico program provides undergraduate students with an exciting opportunity to immerse themselves in a 10-day intense service and educational exchange with the peoples and communities of Mexicali, Mexico and San Diego. Students selected for this program commit to a full year of activities. In the fall semester, the team meets weekly for team building, preparation and education. Fundraising is vital to maintain the program and the participants do individual fundraising with family, friends, and personal connections. The Project Mexico/Encounter El Salvador Auction, held in November, is the primary fundraiser. The auction has become a Loyola tradition, and engages the entire community.

The 2013 Project Mexico Auction will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, from 5 - 8 p.m. in McGuire Hall.

During their stay in Mexico, Loyola’s team of 20 sophomores, juniors and seniors along with 3 faculty/administrator/staff members participate in community directed projects. They also engage in cultural and social activities and education programs that address topics such as immigration, the environment, human rights and political and economic issues. The program also emphasizes personal reflection on the Mexico experience and its impact on one's personal and spiritual development. This reflection encourages the participant to feel and think critically about the reality they experience and helps them to integrate applicable changes into their future life choices.

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For more information, please contact:

Program Coordinator

Andrea Goicochea (mgoicochea@loyola.edu), ext. 5823

Student Leaders

Jennifer Cisternas (jmcisternas@loyola.edu)
Tori Osborne (vlosborne@loyola.edu)

Program Moderators

Wendy Smith (WMSmith@loyola.edu
Emilie Linsenmeyer (eclinsenmeyer@loyola.edu)