Urban Immersion: Chicago, Ill.

Where:

Chicago, Ill.

Focus:

Urban poverty 

The Windy City is known for deep-dish pizza, the Cubs and the Sears Tower, but there is much more to Chicago. Life in the  “big city” is not always easy. According to the Heartland Alliance, 11.3% of the region’s population is living in poverty. The most vulnerable amongst them are children. You can help!  

During the week-long service immersion participants explore issues of urban poverty, justice and the reality of oppression. Through various service partnerships with local agencies and a school participants challenge stereotypes and fears and break down barriers that “protect” us from the unknown. Participants meet people from organizations working to make a difference, have cross-cultural experiences and engage in daily communal reflection.

For more information, contact Liza Manjarrez by e-mailor call 512-448-8534. Read Frequently Asked Questionsabout Alternative Spring Break.

Educating hearts and minds … to build community, do justice, live simply, engage spiritually.