Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice

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Encounter El Salvador

For almost twenty years, CCSJ has partnered with CRISPAZ for a faith-based immersion experience where participants learn from Salvadoran people about their lives, histories and hopes for the future. A major focus of the encounter is to reflect on the meaning of working for justice rather than working for charity, understanding one's role as a global citizen and humanizing the different issues that are present in our societies.  

Program Dates: May 21st - May 31st 2018

Program Cost:$1,200

Kino Border Initiative

The Kino Border Initiative is a new immersion in which participants will be offered the opportunity to spend time with migrants and learn from their stories, as well as understand the broader context of the border and immigration.  The immersion includes time in the comedor (soup kitchen), where participants serve food and have the chance to speak with recently deported migrants.  Groups will also participate in mass with ranchers in a rural town in southern Arizona and learn about their experiences and perspectives, attend a criminal prosecution of immigrants, meet with border patrol, and hike in the desert. Over the course of the immersion, students will engage in reflection, dialogue and advocacy, translating their learned experience into action.

Program Dates: May 12th - May 19th, 2018

Program Cost: $1,200

Haiti Together

Haiti Together is a new service immersion program offering participants the chance to learn about Haiti through on-campus meetings in the fall/spring semesters followed by a week-long immersion trip over spring break. As a member of a small, cohesive team, participants will learn about the history and culture of Haiti, then travel to the country as guests of the Foyer, an orphanage located outside Port-au-Prince. While there, team members will interact with the children, helping with lessons and activities, but mainly being present to support the successful functioning of the Foyer and to learn through interactions with the children and staff.


For more information, click on the Program Details and Schedule

To apply, click on the Haiti Together Application