Spring Break in Service: SCSJ Service & Justice Trips Enliven Creighton Experience

This Spring Break, Creighton University will again send out a large contingent of students as part of the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice’s Spring Service & Justice Trips.

The week of March 11, more than 130 students will fan out across the nation, the state and the city for immersion and service-learning experiences at 15 sites.

“Creighton students are able to hear stories and learn from such incredible individuals and communities on Service & Justice Trips,” said Jeff Peak, MA’11, assistant director of the SCSJ. “These experiences are so profoundly impactful — many times influencing course of studies, major, and vocation.”

As the Big East basketball tournaments for women and men approach, Creighton will partner with a conference rival, Marquette University, for at two of the sites — Mosaic Bethphage Village in Axtell, Nebraska, and Resurrection Catholic Missions in Montgomery, Alabama.

“Rivals on the court, but united in service this week,” Peak said. “Our partners love hosting our groups together because the programs and schools have so much in common. Our shared charism as Catholic, Jesuit institutions means that groups aren’t just able to learn from members of the host community, but from their Marquette peers.”

Closer to home, students will also take part in working in North Omaha partnering with Girls Inc. and Abide; the Siena/Francis House; and One World Community Health Center.

Upon returning, participating students will share reflections about their experiences at a lunch on April 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Lower St. John’s. The entire campus community is invited to come and hear the stories of service, justice and inspiration.

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This article originally appeared in Creighton Today.



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