Los Angeles Immersion 2017 (Youth Homelessness)

In downtown Los Angeles, you will be living and working among the people of downtown Los Angeles with a specific emphasis on "Youth and Homelessness" in the neighborhoods of Skid Row and Hollywood. Once in L.A., you will be working with local nonprofits and getting immersed in the social issues surrounding downtown LA--particularly with its large young adult (18-24) homeless population.

 

When is it again?

During Spring Break!

 

Why would I want to go?

One of the great things about your SMC education is the opportunity to grow in understanding the complexity and challenges of the world beyond the classroom. This immersion is one of those opportunities to connect the dots between what you are learning, feeling, and doing in a way that will have lasting effects during your time at Saint Mary's and beyond. Additionally, students have consistently found immersions as a transformative experience. Also, you will get to make new friends and experience a new community of your peers.

 

What do I need to do if I am interested?

Keep a lookout for the 2018 date. 

 

Note: If you are accepted, there will be three training meetings that all participants are expected to attend. The time for those meetings will be determined by the group schedule. Usually they take place in the mid/late evenings (7 or 8 ish).

 

Questions?


Email Nick van Santen: nv5@stmarys-ca.edu or Yolanda Franco: ymf1@stmarys-ca.edu

You can also call 925-631-4075

Stop by the Mission and Ministry right next to the Chapel