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Fall Break 2014 Host Sites

Fall Break 2014
Service and Justice Trips
Community Host Partners

Half Week Trips:

Omaha, NE Siena/Francis: Oct. 21-25, 2014
Homelessness in Omaha: Getting to know our Neighbors

As with all our half-week (5 day) trips, this is definitely more of an immersion trip rather than a service trip. You are invited to experience the reality of homelessness and the care and advocacy offered right here in our own city. Live with the guests at our local community partner Siena/Francis House, which focuses on meeting basic needs and accompanying people along their recovery process. You will sleep in the shelter as the ministry of presence is the primary component of this trip. A lot of time will be spent hearing the stories of the guests there, many of whom are experiencing mental illness or addiction, in formal meetings, informal time spent in the day shelter, and during meals. This trip is the 2nd half of the week: March 12-15.

Relevant Website: Siena/Francis House, National Coalition for the Homeless,

Omaha, NE – Sustainability Orientation

This five-day seminar exposes the participants to five different aspects of sustainability in Omaha: transportation, water, food, energy, and waste/recycling. Students will engage these topics through integrating hands-on experience with education by experts in the field of sustainability. Students will attempt to live sustainably during the seminar by walking, using public transportation, eating locally/seasonally/organically, reducing our use of water and energy through conservation, and creating little waste; (This may mean not eating meat). This sustainability seminar seeks to educate and engage Creighton students about these issues in order that we might begin to create a more sustainable community here at Creighton and beyond.

Full Week Trips:

Albuquerque, NM – St. Martin’s Hospitality Center

Ministry of presence with homeless guests in New Mexico
Students will be interacting daily with men and women experiencing homelessness. There will be meetings with those who work on behalf of the poor. Students will spend their days talking with and spending time with shelter guests. This will help students understand poverty, injustice, and suffering in the area. St. Martin’s Hospitality Center is a day shelter that serves 250-300 clients daily. We provide showers, clothing, storage, and a hot breakfast every day. In addition we have a full range of behavioral services, case management, job development, and client advocacy. Students will have the opportunity to visit Art Street, a local studio which is open to St. Martin’s clients.

Relevant Websites: St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, National Coalition for the Homeless, US Conference of Catholic Bishops Economic Justice

Axtell, Nebraska – Mosaic Bethphage Village

Many of the over 100 persons who live at Bethphage Village in our service have multiple disabilities and therefore are some of society’s most vulnerable. Individuals live in group home settings and the feel of community is palpable. The students will have the opportunity to get to know a wide variety of personalities and backgrounds. Life is both robust and reflective in the Village. People are celebrated and compassionately cared for. Participants will have an opportunity to build relationships with those at the Village through visits, tutoring, playing with children, and the elderly. They will also engage the often hidden civil rights issues faced by those with special needs. Time at Bethphage Village will sensitize students and inspire them to offer a “voice” for those whose voice is often not heard.

Chicago, IL – Pilsen Poder Center

Latinos in Chicago – Integration, Contributions and Challenges
The Pilsen neighborhood on the near west side of Chicago is a vibrant Latino community. Your hosts will be the staff of the Poder Center (an English as a Second Language (ESL) and community center). The group lives and cooks its meals at the rectory of the Jesuit-run Catholic parish of St. Procopius. Service opportunities include tutoring adults at the Poder Center, tutoring children at St. Procopius elementary school, and serving at the parish soup kitchen and clothing depository. Groups learn about many local social justice issues and the local culture from a variety of experiences: talking with the youth group, eating dinner with parish families in their homes, touring the innovative and renowned Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and visiting the local Mexican Fine Arts Museum.

Relevant Websites: Poder Center, St. Procopius

Cleveland, OH – Catholic Worker

Gentrification and Homelessness: The Cleveland Catholic Worker House offers a week-long socioeconomic immersion experience in Cleveland, in the Ohio City neighborhood. Students live as part of the Catholic Worker community, as well as part of the larger neighborhood community that is diverse economically, racially, and socially. The experience includes volunteering with many different social services in the area including meal programs and getting to know the neighborhood and understanding its socioeconomic circumstances, especially the changes brought by gentrification in recent years.

Relevant Websites: Catholic Worker Movement, History of Ohio City, Cleveland, Poverty in Cleveland, US Conference of Catholic Bishops Economic Justice

Clinton, IA – The Joy of Communal Living at L’Arche

Students will be traveling to Clinton to live in a L’Arche community. L’Arche communities are homes for Core Members who have intellectual disabilities and their Assistants who work and live with them. Students will be sharing in community life and get to know the Core Members and Assistants and help with the day to day operations of the houses, such as getting ready in the morning, doing chores around the homes during the day, helping to prepare dinner, and evening activities. The L’Arche mission is to create homes of welcome, to appreciate the unique gifts of each person and to respond to each one’s needs.

East St. Louis, IL – Hubbard House
Variety of Direct Service

Sr. Marge Clifford organizes opportunities to work with outreach organizations in East St. Louis. Meet the staff and community members who are working tirelessly to improve their community. Students may work in a soup kitchen, thrift store or in school based setting. The students will stay at Hubbard House, whose mission is to “serve those who serve” by providing housing and meals as needed for area volunteers. Hubbard House provides a forum for discussing why there is poverty, why people continue to be poorer and why the “system” does not support the needs of the poor. There is a large focus on education and how it affects the cycle of poverty. Incorporated within this process are opportunities for advocacy and discussing systemic change, for example: What can you do about it?

Relevant Websites: Hubbard House, Information about Joe Hubbard and Founding of Hubbard House, US Conference of Catholic Bishops Economic Justice

El Paso, TX – Columban Border Immersion

The Missionary Society of St. Columban’s Office of Advocacy and Outreach will host this border immersion. Hearing peoples’ stories and accompanying them will be the focus of this trip. You will talk with community members about the pressures, challenges and joys of living and working along the border; additionally, learning about the violence in Juarez and the challenges of immigration, migration, land rights, economics, and sustainability. Students will stay at the Columban Mission Center, which has been refurbished in a sustainable way. Hands on service will be extremely limited but may include a day working on a community garden in the area and cooking a meal for hosts. Be present for Ministry of accompanyment, listening to service and supporting community efforts. Although you will not be crossing the border, you are required to have a valid United States ID and a passport with you.

Relevant Websites: Columban Advocacy & Outreach, Justice for Immigrants,Video about Lomas del Poleo Land Dispute,

Gould, AR – Daughters of Charity

Spend a week with the Daughters of Charity along with various organizations and ministries in both Little Rock and Gould, Arkansas. Opportunities within the city of Little Rock include Latino elementary school help, homeless ministry, time at a family development center for pregnant teenagers, SNAP outreach, and work at a local thrift shop. In Gould, a rural town of 800 people and apprx. 85% African American population, students will have the chance to minister to the elderly, work with a Head Start program, spend time at a health clinic, and to learn about local prison ministry.

Relevant Website: CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Poverty/Economic Justice

Kansas City, KS – Daughters of Charity

Spend a week with the Daughters of Charity staying at the Cathedral in Kansas City, Kansas. On this trip students will have many opportunities to work with men and women experiencing homelessness, with migrant farmworkers, the elderly, and high school/elementary school help. Students in the group will be educated on a variety of issues and work with different populations, while the sisters also look to connect the group with local Creighton Alumni.

Relevant Website: CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Poverty/Economic Justice

Lincoln, NE – ShadowBrook Farm
Farm in Lincoln

See what it’s like to work on a farm for a week
. ShadowBrook Farm is a small, family-owned specialty vegetable farm. They are committed to organic farming practices and are devoted to being good stewards of our land. They want to help move towards a “regional food system” where food is sold directly to the consumer rather than traveling many miles to reach your plate. About 10 acres are devoted to growing certified organic specialty vegetables and herbs. They also plant about an acre of cut-flowers. Their goal is to plant green manure crops in a third of our vegetable ground annually. They have a herd of dairy goats that are currently used for our own dairy needs. They are currently using four hoop-houses to extend our growing season. Using this system they are able to produce vegetables for ten months a year. Participants have the opportunity to make goat cheese and should expect to do work in the outdoors.

Relevant Website: ShadowBrook Farm, Green America, CCSJ Sustainability/Environmental Justice

Milwaukee, WI – CapCorps

Trying on a Post Grad Volunteer Program
While in Milwaukee, participants work with the Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps (Cap Core) whose focus is service, spirituality, social justice, and sustainable living in community. One highlight of service trips to Milwaukee is the chance to eat with the guests of St. Ben’s Community Meal. Students spend a day at Repairers of the Breach, a drop in center that is organized and run by people who use the services they provide. As a new element to the immersion trips, students also have the opportunity to visit with Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant rights group that is working to bring about justice for immigrants. Students will work with the Catholic workers living in the house and experience their daily life. This is a great way for students to experience a Post-Grad Volunteer Program.

Relevant Websites: CapCorps, Repairers of the Breach, Voces de la Frontera, Growing Power, Inc., CCSJ Poverty/Economic Justice Priority, CCSJ Immigrants/Refugees Justice Priority, CCSJ Sustainability/Economic Justice Priority

Minneapolis, MN – Advocacy Justice Trip

Experience and learn about confronting injustices through community organizing and policy advocacy. SBSTers will meet with non-profit, religious, community, and government leaders in the Twin Cities who are creating more just communities, cities, and state through organizing, advocating, researching, and sharing stories of poverty and dignity in the public square. Participants will stay at the St. Joseph Worker’s Joseph House in the Phillips Neighborhood in Minneapolis. A general knowledge of the policy-making process would be useful for this trip, but is not necessary.

Montgomery, AL – Resurrection Catholic Missions

Resurrection Catholic Missions reaches out to the community around it. Some of the things that you may do here include working in Resurrection Catholic School (tutoring, P.E., reading, etc.), assisting with the interfaith Community Outreach program (cleaning homes, yard work, delivering meals), visiting the residents at a group home for several mentally and cognitively challenged adults. The trip also includes learning and discussing the role of the civil rights movement in Montgomery, AL through tours to various sites such as Tuskegee Institute, Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Rosa Parks Museum, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s church and home, an optional visit to MLK’s barber shop to meet MLK’s barber, and others. One evening is set aside for dinner with individuals who participated in the Civil Rights Movement as well as individuals who are active in addressing current social justice issues.

Relevant Websites: Resurrection Catholic Missions, US Conference of Catholic Bishops Economic Justice

Omaha, NE – One World Community Health Centers
Migrants, Immigrants, and Latinos in Omaha

This trip will focus on the history of South Omaha and the issue of immigration. During the week students will volunteer with the OneWorld Community Health Centers. This will include shadowing opportunities, much needed office projects and meeting with local health care professionals. Conversational Spanish is very helpful for this site.

Relevant Websites: OneWorld Omaha, Pixan Ixim, Jesuits on Migration and Immigration, Justice for Immigrants, Justice for Our Neighbors, CCSJ Immigrants/Refugees Justice Priority


Sioux City, IA – Habitat for Humanity

Join this community to work on a Habitat Home in the city with the highest level of poverty in the State of Iowa. Habitat for Humanity offers homeownership opportunities to families who are unable to obtain conventional house financing. Generally, this includes those whose income is 30 to 50 percent of the area’s median income. In most cases, prospective Habitat homeowner families make a $500 down payment and contribute 300 to 500 hours of “sweat equity” on the construction of their home or someone else’s home. Because Habitat houses are built using donations of land, material and labor, mortgage payments are kept affordable.

Relevant Websites: National Habitat for Humanity, National Low Income Housing Coalition, CCSJ Poverty/Economic Justice Priority

Stroud, OK – Habitat for Humanity
More than Hammers and Nails

Do you know, or want to learn, how to build a house? Work with Stroud’s Habitat for Humanity chapter to build or prepare to build a home for a family in this warm Oklahoma community. “Habitat for Humanity benefits the community as much as it does individual families. Habitat homes are well built by community members and our home owners are proud and responsible neighbors.”

Relevant Website: National Habitat for Humanity, Stroud Habitat for Humanity, National Low Income Housing Coalition,

Calhoun City, MS – EXCEL Community Center

The EXCEL program in Calhoun City, MS provides tutoring. EXCEL is a non-profit organization located in Okolona, Calhoun City and Morton MS which are still very segregated communities with high poverty and illiteracy rates. The participants will have the opportunity to learn about the reality in those communities, as well as help in the tutoring program and the local elementary school. The Sisters of St. Francis from Dubuque have launched and continue to sustain these centers.

Relevant Websites: Sisters of St. Francis, CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Poverty/Economic Justice

Morton, MS – EXCEL Community Center

The EXCEL program in Morton, MS provides tutoring, GED classes, adult on-going learning classes, computer classes, and a number of support groups for various interests. EXCEL is a non-profit organization located in 3 locations outside of Jackson, MS. Many communities are very segregated with high poverty and illiteracy rates. The participants will have the opportunity to learn about the reality in those communities, as well as help in the tutoring program and the thrift shop run by EXCEL. The Morton community also works with immigrant integration programs such as ESL and teaching local business owners Spanish. Area poultry plants are a draw for new workers.

Relevant Websites: Sisters of St. Francis, CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Poverty/Economic Justice, Mississippi Chicken

New Orleans, LA – Duchesne House

Creighton students have been going on Service Trips to the Gulf Coast since 1997. There was a large interest in trips to New Orleans immediately following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and through a partnership with the St. Bernard Project, Creighton Students have been able to be a part of the rebuilding process. The ongoning rebuilding process is more than just providing houses for people, and by staying with the Duchesne House students will learn about the unseen effects that Katrina had on the city by engaging the issues of education, healthcare, poverty, and numerous other topics. While staying at the Duchesne House students will have the opportunity to hear many individual stories from those that participated in the Civil Rights Movement.

Relevant Websites: Duchesne House, New Orleans Province Jesuit Social Ministries, Jesuit Social Research Institute

New Orleans, LA – House of Charity

A Charity Federation, Sisters and Daughters of Charity from all over the country, host this trip. Through a partnership with the House of Charity and 4 days of work with the St. Bernard’s Project, Creighton Students have been able to be a part of the rebuilding and restoration process in New Orleans. Service opportunities include general home repair and rebuilding, e.g. finishing drywall and mudding. The rebuilding process is more than just providing homes for people. Hearing personal stories gives students the opportunity to see the challenges that remain. Meeting the homeowners is a favorite part of this trip. The Sisters at the House of Charity provide a welcoming environment to help students process, reflect and serve during this trip.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN – White Violet Eco Center

The Sisters of Providence at the White Violet Eco-Center (in Terre Haute, IN) introduce the principles of eco-justice and Providence Spirituality while engaging in service at and around Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, near Terre Haute, Indiana. The service sites will alternate between the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice (includes organically certified farmland, orchards and gardens), Catholic Charities and St. Ann Clinic. There will also be maintenance in our organic gardens, assistance with daily alpaca care, work on our nature trail, working in landscaped areas near WVC buildings, and orchard maintenance. Participants will assist in annual cleaning tasks such as cleaning alpaca pens and fans, cleaning and putting up bluebird boxes, alpaca fiber program, recycling and biomass program, cleaning, or playing games with sisters in the memory loss unit.

Relevant Websites: Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, White Violet Alpacas, White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Sustainability/Environmental Justice

Wheeling, WV – Environmental Immersion

This environmental immersion through the Wheeling Appalachian Institute takes students throughout the state of West Virginia to learn about energy consumption and production, and its environmental and human costs. Students meet with both advocates and opponents for natural gas, coal, and wind energy that show both sides of a complicated issue. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to become immersed into the rich West Virginian culture and be awed by the natural beauty of this wonderful and frequently misunderstood state.

Relevant Websites: Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit, Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, ABLE Families, Creighton University Sustainability Council, CCSJ Advocacy Alert – Sustainability/Environmental Justice

Winnebago, NE – St. Augustine Mission

A week on the Winnebago Reservation
Enjoy a nice drive an hour and a half north to a great experience with the Winnebago and Omaha tribe. You will be staying on the Winnebago reservation and engage with the local community as well as helping out in St. Augustine Mission school. You will gain an insight into the history of American Indians and learn about the cultures of the Winnebago and Omaha communities. You will also learn about the social issues including, poverty, education, and addiction. “Nestled in the rolling hills of the northeast corner of Nebraska is St. Augustine Indian Mission and School. St. Augustine Indian Mission has served the Native American people of the Winnebago and Omaha Tribes since 1909.Through the years it has touched the lives of thousands of Native American children and impacted the lives of their families.” – St. Augustine Mission website.

Relevant Website: St. Augustine Indian Mission, CCSJ Poverty/Economic Justice Priority

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Reflection Book for Family, Friends, and Supporters of Service & Justice Trips Participants

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This Fall Break we have over 210 students making a grand journey; They are going on a Service & Justice Trip to one of 26 host communities across the country, making it our biggest Fall program yet. These communities are opening their arms, their hearts, and their lives, to welcome the Creighton students, to serve alongside them, and to help them immerse themselves into the local culture. Over the last 30+ years of Service & Justice Trips, countless students have been transformed by these experiences, but we have never had an opportunity for parents, family members,and supporters to reflect like the students over the course of the week. This year, we have put together a reflection book for those who aren’t going on a trip. This book has a reflection for each day based around the seven pillars that structure our program (service, solidarity, justice, community, simplicity, sustainability, and reflection),  as well as a reflection on gratitude and one on joy. We hope you enjoy your week and we thank you for being a supporter of the Service & Justice Trips program.

 

Download the Fall 2014 Service & Justice Trips Reflection Book

 

 

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Weekly Update: October 10-17

Friday, October 10

1st Annual Lay Ministry Day
In celebration and recognition of lay ministers at Creighton University and in the Archdiocese of Omaha, we invite you to join us for this special day.Keynote speaker, Fr. Thomas Rausch, SJ, will present his talk “Pope Francis, and his Hopes for the global Church”.There will be a Eucharistic celebration at noon in St. John’s Church for the feast day of St. John XXIII, recently canonized Pope who convened the Second Vatican Council which recognized the importance of Lay Ecclesial Ministry.There will be a luncheon to follow in Lower St. John’s with the presentation of the first “Ignatian Excellence in Lay Ministry Award”.This event is free and open to the public. Reservations for lunch are requested.Presentations will be in Skutt student center room 105. This event will be from 9:00am-2:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Saturday, October 11

Restoring Dignity
ERestoring Dignity works to provide a family with much needed household items. organization, and to teach them how to use cleaning supplies. Come out to help bring hope, encouragement, and blessings to them! This event will happen from 10:00am-6:00pm. Click here for more information. Please contact Hannah Vlach-Wyble with any questions.

Wednesday, October 15

A Discussion with the Candidates
There will be an open forum Featuring Congressman Lee Terry and State Senator, Brad Ashford, Candidates for U.S. Congress. State Senator Brad Ashford will talk about of Ending Gridlock in Congress, Economic Recovery and Job Growth, Supporting Our Veterans, and Social Justice.Congressman Lee Terry will talk about Veterans’ Affairs, Crime & Public Safety, Government Spending & Taxes, and The Next Great American .Economy. This lecture will be held in the Harper Center in the Hixon-Lied auditorium, from 5:00-8:00pm.

Thursday, October 16

CCSJ Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips Send-off Service
Please join us to pray with and send-off the students participating in a week of service during fall break. There is a short service that will be held in St. John’s and then a short reception in Lower St. John’s. Students participating in service trips, their friends and family, and the Creighton community are all invited. The send-off service will be at 9:00pm. Please contact Mike Rios with any questions.

October 16

“Expanding your Horizons”- Stop Gang Violence
Impact One Community Connection, Inc. is a grassroots community based organization that focuses on addressing issues within North Omaha. The presenter is Janee Pannluk and the topic is gang violence intervention and prevention. This event will be held 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Seven Oaks at Notre Dame dining room, 3439 State Street, Omaha. Use the north entrance by the flag pole, 35th and State. Please contact Sr.Marie Alice at 402-982-9933 with any questions.

Friday, October 17

Sustainability Council Meeting
Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved – as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Rigge G05 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Omaha Home for Boys
The Omaha Home for Boys is seeking a volunteer to teach a course on STD Awareness and Prevention to residents in our transitional living program. Commitment is approximately one hour per month. Responsibilities include researching and developing session material. Prior experience with STD education and working with at-risk populations is preferred. Please contact Brandi Kejr at (402) 457-7000 with any questions. or interest.

Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Fall Break 2014 Send-off Service

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JOIN US FOR OUR 2014 FALL BREAK SEND-OFF SERVICE:

Members of the campus community are invited to help mission Fall Break Service & Justice Trips as students prepare to leave for our largest Fall Break program yet. Join us as we pray with and send off the groups from 9:00 to 10:00 pm on Thursday, October 16th in St. John’s Church. Refreshments will follow in Lower St. John’s.

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Weekly Update: October 3-11

Friday, October 3

Legacy of Vatican II Celebration continues
Come hear presentations on the Legacy of Vatican II. Fr. Thomas D.Stegman, S.J, current holder of the Donald Waite Endowed Chaire in Jesuit Education will present “The Meaning of Scripture, Then and Now: The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church.” This event is free and open to the public. This presentation will be held in the Harper Center, Hixon-Lied Auditorium with introductions starting at 3:00pm, Presentation and Discussion at 3:15pm, and a reception to follow at 5:00pm. Please contact Carol Krajicek with any questions.

Saturday, October 4

Harvest for Hunger Day of Service
Come for a new service event this October: field gleaning! The day will be spent working on a farm outside of Omaha. After cleaning the fields, the participants will help prepare the produce for the delivery to local food pantries. Harvest for Hunger will be held at Hanscom park UMC, Omaha from 9:00am-4:00pm. Please contact Jaimee with any questions or for more information.

Thursday, October 9

Taize Prayer
What is Taize prayer? Named for the ecumenical Christian community that developed it, Taize prayer is a simple and meditative form of worship which calls us to dwell deeply on Christ’s presence around around and within us. Mantra songs, prayerful silence, and short reading guides the focus of the prayer. Taize prayer will be held in the Kiewit Chapel at 8:00pm. Click here for more information.

October 9

Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips: General Meeting #3
At this last of 3 required formation meetings you will continue to learn about the pillars of our program, finalize a packing list and hear from our student leaders. There will also be more required training at these sessions, so make sure you are there and that you complete all required paperwork! Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

October 9

Sober Indian Dangerous Indian Documentary with Director John A. Maisch & Activist Frank LaMere
This is the story of the men and women of the Oglala, living on the streets of Whiteclay and their struggles against addiction in the weeks and months leading up to the tribe’s vote to legalize alcohol use on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. It is also the story of tribal members who overcame the powerful grasp of addiction to find empowerment through sobriety. Please contact Luz Colon-Rodriguez for more information or with any questions.

Saturday, October 11

Restoring Dignity
Restoring Dignity works to provide a family with much needed household items, organizations, and to teach them how to use cleaning supplies. Come out to help bring hope, encouragement, and blessing to them! Click here for more information. Please contact Hannah Vlach-Wyble with any questions.

Upcoming Events:

CCSJ Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips Send-off Service

Thursday, October, 16

Please join us to pray with and send-off the students participating in a week of service during fall break. There is a short service then a short reception in Lower St.John’s. Students participating in Service Trips, can invite their family and friends along with the rest of the Creighton community. Join us at St. John’s Church from 9:00-10:00pm. Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click here to find an upcoming training that works for you.

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Weekly Update: September 20-28

Friday, September 19
Sustainability Council Meeting
Are you interested in one or more facets of the sustainability movement but are not sure how to get involved? Come to the next Sustainability Council meeting and learn about how you can be involved- as much or as little as you’d like. The meeting will be held in Eppley Building Room 119 from 2:00-3:00pm. Please contact Mary Duda with any questions. Visit their website for more information.

Saturday, September 20
Super Cruiser Ride
Come out and support Make-A-Wish Foundation, while biking around and seeing the neighborhood and businesses of the midtown. It will be at 11:00am at Midtown Crossing. For more information click here or contact Kelsey.

Monday, September 22
March for Life Informational Meeting
Creighton students will be attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 22, 2015. Come to the meeting to learn more about the March for Life and what these students will be doing there. The meeting will be held in Lower St. John’s Church at 7:00pm. Contact Malori Mattson with any questions.

September 22
Weekly Service Reminder No: Boys & Girls Club this week
The Boys & Girls Club weekly service site will not meet on this day. The next time we will meet is on Monday September 29 in Deglman Circle at 5.

Tuesday, September 23
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Scholarship Applications Due
The applications will be available online. Need-based scholarship applications are due and awards are made before the general application. Don’t miss out! Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

Thursday, September 25
Fall Break 2014 Service and Justice Trips: General Meeting #2
At this second of 3 required meetings you will continue to learn about the pillars of our program and hear from our student leaders. There will also be more required training at these sessions, so make sure you are there and that you complete all required paperwork! Please contact Jeff Peak with any questions.

Friday, September 26
Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice: Applications Due
Each fall Creighton students gather with thousands of people from Jesuit high schools, colleges, and parishes in Washington D.C, at the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Come join this three-day learning experience where we meet today’s prophets confronting injustice, poverty, and oppression during a public witness in the nation’s capitol. Applications will be available online and payments are due in person in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice office, Harper 2067 between 8:00am-4:00pm. We accept credit/debit, checks, and cash. Please contact Catherine Keating with any questions.

September 26
Faith & Food on Leadership
Come hear talks about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pope Francis, and leadership within your career by Rev. Kenneth Allen (pastor of Zion Baptist Church), Dr. Jay Carney (Theology Professor), and Rena Becker (Counselor in the Career Center). Come to the lobby of McGloin from 7:30-8:30pm. Put on by the Department of Residence Life and Campus Ministry.

Upcoming Events:
A Life Torn Apart: War Comes to a Salvadoran Village
Tuesday, September, 30
A lecture given by Guadalupe Montalvo who was catechist in her parish during and after El Salvador’s civil war. She is currently a staff member at the Casa de Solidaridad, Santa Clara University’s study abroad in El Salvador. Guadalupe’s husband, Gene Palumbo, will translate for her. A journalist, he teacher a course on El Salvador’s civil was at the Casa de Solidaridad. This will be held in the Harper Center Ballroom from 7:00-9:00pm. For more information click here. For more information about the our UCA/ Jesuit Martyrs 25th Anniversary website click here.

Events to be included in the Weekly Update must be received by the Wednesday of the week prior to the event. All events should relate to service or justice and should include name, date, time, and a short description. The selection of events is limited by space and the discretion of the CCSJ. Please, send to ccsj@creighton.edu with “Weekly Update” in the subject line.

A 20 minute training on Creighton’s Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy is now required of all student doing community service with our office or on your own. Please click hereto find an upcoming training that works for you.

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