Sunday, May 9, 2021

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Service Mission/Immersion

Mission/Immersion

News Coverage of Jesuit Mission/Immersion Trips

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in mid-September, killing 55 and dealing massive damage to the country's infrastructure. Among the damaged buildings was Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola, a fellow Jesuit high school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Besides damaging the campus, the storm took the homes and livelihoods of students and their families. Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola is a...
On February 18th and several days following, eight Jesuit Dallas juniors embarked on a mission and experienced things that most people won't experience otherwise. These juniors traveled to Waco, Texas to participate in a poverty simulation with a local organization. Jesuit first participated in the Waco Poverty Simulation in February 2014 with seniors and juniors acting as alternates making the trip...
Here at Jesuit, there is a great emphasis on service towards others, evidenced by Jesuit's motto, "Men for Others." There are a variety of ways Jesuit serves others in the community, such as fundraisers, community service projects, and mission trips. These trips are unique because they allow students to experience firsthand how poverty in today's world affects not only local communities, but...
With the exception of Mexico and the Bahamas, I have never genuinely been outside the privileged first world, and even then I was ensconced within the pampered and tourist-friendly resorts and restaurants that are so radically different from the true landscape just miles away. In other words, I haven’t seen how the other half lives- or more accurately, the...
Sunday morning: A young student wakes up at 6 am in a country on the opposite continent of his home. Along with the fourteen other young men, he travels on public transportation crowded with local citizens of all ages. Once they get off the bus, they began the long walk up an incline a couple hundred yards long to get...
Last Sunday night, January 16, eleven members of the Jesuit community arrived back in Dallas after spending five days in El Paso, TX as a part of Jesuit’s second annual Border Immersion Program. Created five years ago by senior counselor Mr. Jack Fitzsimmons, the trip focuses on educating Jesuit students on what is one of today’s most pressing issues,...
"Ay, ¿qué ónda? (Hey, what's up?)"  A group of excited students in red t-shirts burst through the terminal doors and flocked to their new families.  New friendships were beginning and old friendships were strengthening as the Mexican students were welcomed into the Jesuit Dallas community. For three weeks this April, eleven students from the Jesuit school, Instituto de las Ciencias...
It’s a warm and humid day in Nicaragua, dozens of elementary school children have gathered for a brand new day of school. However, when they arrive, they find an assortment of over 20 young men ranging from 14 to 18 years old and of every kind of ethnicity and physique.  The kids introduce themselves to the Jesuit guys who...

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