There are many joys that come from working in the CCSJ: the community and relationships with co-workers, helping to plan Service and Justice trips, and my personal favorite, weekly service sites. This year I have had the privilege of leading a group of students at Completely Kids, a non-profit organization providing after school services to kids of Jackson and Liberty Elementary Schools.
Not a week goes by that I don’t learn about a new child at Completely Kids that impacts my life. By going to Completely Kids every Tuesday, I get to see the joy and excitement in the eyes of the kids as well as the Creighton students that get to be kids again for a couple hours. We relinquish our responsibilities and busy schedules, and we get to be ourselves and just be with the kids. This site has fostered a love for children I didn’t previously have, an opportunity to learn about the educational system within Omaha, and an opportunity to take a step back and broaden my horizons.
Class of 2014
College of Arts and Sciences
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