Service, Advocacy & Exploration
Mission & Ministry is thrilled to offer many opportunities for service, learning, advocacy & exploration. We offer local, regional, national and international experiences (depending on the safety of the international destination).
- Locally, students choose from local service opportunities including a weekend at the international border with Verbum Dei High School and advocacy at the San Diego Walk for Life (https://www.facebook.com/SDWalkForLife/).
- Regionally, students travel to Los Angeles for two unique experiences with HomeBoy Industries (https://homeboyindustries.org/) an organization working with former gang members and the St. Francis Homeless Shelter (https://www.stfranciscenterla.org/) as well as a weekend at Verbum Dei High School (https://www.verbumdei.us/about-us-home/our-philosophy), a Cristo Rey school in the Watts area of Los Angeles.
- Nationally, students participate in an educational faith-based conference hosted by the Jesuits in Washington DC (the Ignatian Family Teach-In) or may participate in service in Appalachia at Nazareth Farm, a Catholic community in rural West Virginia.
- Internationally, students have traveled to Nicaragua serving with Amigos for Christ, a nonprofit organization that facilitates water, health, education, and economic development in rural communities. At this time we are exploring other international opportunities due to unrest in Nicaragua.
For the 2019-2020 school year, Mission & Ministry is excited to offer the following:
- Los Angeles – Homeboy Industries & Homelessness Immersion Trip, Weekdays – October 7 & 8, January 2020
- Los Angeles/San Diego & Border Area – Verbum Dei High School Collaborative Service Encounter Trip, Weekend (no school time missed) – October 25-27 (Los Angeles), Winter (San Diego)
- Washington DC – Ignatian Family Teach-In Advocacy Conference, November 15-18. For more information see their website: https://ignatiansolidarity.net/iftj/
- San Diego Walk for Life – Saturday, January 18th (we will take a bus from CCHS!)
- West Virginia – Nazareth Farm/Appalachia Immersion and Service Trip, Second Semester
For more information about Nazareth Farm, click here!
For more information about Amigos for Christ, click here!