Friday, December 2, 2011

Welcome to the new Service & Solidarity blog!

Thank you for visiting our blog! This probably means that you are a participant, family member, or site supervisor for one of our trips. Welcome!
What is Service & Solidarity Missions?
Service & Solidarity Missions are student-led service trips overseen by Campus Ministry during spring, winter, and summer breaks.  In 2011, Spring Break Alternative (SBA) celebrated its 21st year, sending 214 students on 15 trips in 11 states and Jamaica.  The overwhelming popularity of SBA has led to diversifying this popular and exciting program to include mission trips during winter (Winter Break Alternative) and summer (Summer Plunge) breaks.  These mission trips enable students to learn about Catholic social teaching while spending time living and working with those most in need.
The "hands on" nature of this program, focusing on service and community, gives participants the chance to build and renovate homes, tutor children, serve in soup kitchens, as well as to visit families and individuals in the community.

    2012 Service Locations

    WBA (Jan 7 - 15)
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Washington D.C.
    • San Pedro, Honduras
    • Camden, New Jersey
    SBA (Feb 25 - Mar 3)
    • Aberdeen, Mississippi
    • Manchester, New Hampshire
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Orland, Maine
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Phoenix, Arizona
    • Ridgley, Maryland
    • San Jose, Costa Rica
    • Springhill, Louisiana
    • Tuba City, Arizona
    Summer Plunge (May 19-27)
    • Pine Ridge, South Dakota
    • Clayton, West Virginia