Immaculata University Campus Ministry organizes and participates in various ongoing service programs, service trips, and service projects.
Spring Break Weekend, Urban Immersion Experience
February 27-March 1, 2015
Students will stay in a multicultural community in South Philadelphia. On Saturday they will do everything from working alongside immigrants to serving the homeless, all while learning the importance of advocating for and practicing justice in the city as a follower of Jesus.
Applications are available here.
Habitat for Humanity Summer Break Trip
Sandy Relief Trip
Campus Ministry sponsors a service trip over summer break to assist with much-needed Super-storm Sandy relief in the New Jersey area. This trip qualifies for the Federal Work-Study Service Program. Feel free to contact Jessica with any further inquiries at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salesian Service Experience, Camden NJ
Campus Ministry, with funding from SAF, sponsors a two-night, three-day trip to Camden, NJ to work with the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales.
The experience will include prayer, reflection, Mass and service. Service opportunities will include: distributing food at a food pantry, serving the homeless, and spending time with at-risk children.
View more information about the basic elements of the experience.
After School Pals
A program in which students from Immaculata go to St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in West Philadelphia to spend time helping with homework, playing outside, and working on life skills with the students of the Rosebush After Care Program.
Read what Kevin Moore had to say about his experiences at After School Pals.
Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break
2015 Applications available here
During spring break, students from Immaculata University travel to a participating Habitat for Humanity Chapter and help build homes and participate in service projects in the community.
Read what Elizabeth Rosinski had to say about her trip to Morgantown, West Virginia, on a Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break Trip.
Project FIAT International: Volunteer in El Salvador
This week-long opportunity in El Salvador takes place during spring break and includes building houses and roads side by side with local communities, helping to nurture malnourished children, and teaching skills to neighborhood children. This trip also includes immersion in the culture of the people, time for reflection, and enjoyment of the beauty of El Salvador.
Read what Edward (Ted) Matyas had to say about his experience in El Salvador with Project FIAT International.
Operation Helping Hands: New Orleans Katrina Relief
New applicants download an application for Winter Break 14-15 HERE. Get the recommendation forms HERE.
Returning applicants download an application for Winter Break 14-15 HERE.
Students from Immaculata University have been traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana, to aid in Katrina Relief since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We have partnered with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the St. Bernard Project, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the New Orleans Mission to work on projects ranging from gutting and building homes,sorting food donations and serving food to the homeless of the city.
Read what Dominique Murray had to say about her trip to New Orleans.
Other service opportunities
Other service opportunities sponsored by Immaculata University Campus Ministry include:
St. Patrick's Outreach
Chester County Foodbank
Camilla Hall Outreach
Leaves for Love
Renew the Grotto
Stone Harbor Outreach