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El Paso, Texas

Organization - Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey
Volunteer and learn about issues of social justice along the U.S. - Mexican border. In a time where tensions are high along the border, you will come together with local community members to educate yourself and stand with the marginalized.
You will engage in a hands-on examination of the border region and partake in a cultural immersion in the issues that affect the lives of people living between two worlds. Encounter personal stories, meet with organizations serving migrants, meet an immigration lawyer and border patrol, serve with their after school program and more. Go from politicizing to humanizing an international crisis.
 Dates: January 9th - January 15th 2022
Tentative Cost Total: $TBD
($TBD Program fee + $ TBD final payment)

Las Crusas, New Mexico

Organization - Border Servant Corps
Volunteer and learn about issues of social justice along the U.S. - Mexican border. In a time where tensions are high along the border, you will come together with local community members to educate yourself and stand with the marginalized.
You will engage in a hands-on examination of the border region and partake in a cultural immersion in the issues that affect the lives of people living between two worlds.  Speak with migrants, visit those serving the border on a daily basis, meet with government officials and border patrol, learn about immigration law and more.
As the organization says, "In today’s polarized society – surrounding almost every issue – it seems increasingly important to come together, get to know one another, learn about realities, think critically, and proactively engage with renewed understanding."
 Dates: January 9th - January 15th 2022
Tentative Cost Total: $TBD
($TBD Program fee + $TBD final payment)
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Apopka, Florida

Organization - Hope CommUnity Center
Come partake in an immersion rich in a "reciprocal model of service where those serve and those who are being served mutually learn from one another. " You will "not passively participate in service and then walk away, but rather spend time broadening your perspective through direct experience." You also be living with a host family during part of the immersion! This will allows you to get to know about their experiences and their reality by stepping into it for a short time.
 Dates: TBD
Tentative Cost Total: $TBD
($TBD Program fee + $TBD final payment)
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Community Partners who we will immerse with again post-pandemic

Los Angeles, California

Organization - Dolores Mission
Immerse yourself into East Los Angeles like never before. Serve the people of Boyle Heights through Dolores Mission Parish and their Underwings program. Connect with organizations on Skid Row such as Midnight Mission, Union Rescue Mission, and The Catholic Worker. Experience InsideOut Writers, Homeboy Industries (Homegirl Cafe and Homeboy Silkscreen) and the Guadalupe Homeless Project.
Dates: TBD
Tentative Cost Total: $925
($425 Program fee + $500 Final Payment)
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CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace), El Salvador

Organization - CRISPAZ
Encounter the people of El Salvador through a faith based organization dedicated to building bridges of solidarity between the Church of the poor and the marginalized communities in EL Salvador; and communities in the US through mutual accompaniment. CRISPAZ is politically non-partisan, committed to nonviolence and supportive of the faith journeys of one another.
Students will do a twoday homestay, learn about the issues facing El Salvador, the dirty wars, and migration. Additionally, they will visit the place where the 6 Jesuits and 2 companions were martyred 3o years ago. Students will learn about Father Romero, visiting where he did his ministry, was martyred, and where he was laid to rest.
Date: TBD
Tentative Cost Total: $1,425
($625 Program fee + $800 Final Payment)

Puebla, Mexico

Organization - Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
The immersion is dedicated to understanding the journey migrants and displaced people take in hopes of a better life. We often think of "the border" as the U.S. -Mexico border; but migrants, especially from Central America, journey through many borders. This immersion take a look at the routes around Puebla, Mexico.
You will encounter migrants, work with Ibero's faculty and staff, visit local communities,and witness the realities of those inside and passing through Mexico.
Date: TBD
Tentative Cost Total: $1,425
($625 Program fee + $800 Final Payment)
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