Tag Archives: Weekly Service Sites


Warm Hearts and Hard Starts: A Reflection for World Refugee Day

It was a nice break from the usual slogging through ESL and cultural orientation material. Today, instead of practicing introductions, writing letters and numbers or learning about job expectations, we gathered with the students we were tutoring and worked on an art project together.  With a few paper cut-outs, red, yellow and orange tissue paper, [...]

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Southern Sudanese Community Association Service on Mondays

Southern Sudanese Community Association Mondays 1:00-3:00 Start Date: January 28 The SSCA assists refugees in learning to work and live in their new culture in order to provide better lives for themselves and their families. Come help them transition to life in Omaha by tutoring them in English. Meet the van at Deglman Circle.  For [...]

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Reflecting on Citizenship

Written by: Maureen Boyce (freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences) Volunteering at the Juan Diego Center this semester has changed my views on the immigration process. It gave me the unique opportunity to see this process from the perspective of an immigrant going through the arduous journey of gaining citizenship. It’s inspiring to [...]


Encountering an Amazing Community Here in Omaha

By Matthew Taira, ‘15 It has been just over a month since I came back from my Spring Break Service and Justice Trip, but not one day passes without thinking about the great experience I had at both Pixan Ixim and One World in South Omaha. At first, I was a little disappointed that I [...]

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Through My Eyes as a Citizen

Brian Kuehner, freshman student in the College of Business, reflects on weekly service at Catholic Charities’ Juan Diego Center: Over the course of the past semester, my volunteer service at the Juan Diego Center has profoundly impacted my views on immigration. Every Tuesday I would go with the CCSJ and help immigrants study for their [...]

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Tuesday Morning Service at the Southern Sudan Community Association

Serving All Refugees The Southern Sudan Community Association (SSCA) provides English as Second Language Classes (ESL) to help refugees improve their communication with others and to further their education. Basic English skills assist refugees in cultural integration and are key to obtaining early employment. The CCSJ leads a weekly service site to the Southern Sudan [...]