All students are invited to consider applying to be a part of the Service-Immersion Program.
In addition to the travel during spring break, groups meet regularly before departure and after returning as part of one-credit courses associated with this program.
Come learn about this year's trips:
The Service Immersion Trip to Los Angeles and the U.S. Mexico Border first started at Regis in December 2016; since its founding it has grown and continued to impact the lives of student participants and we're so excited to be reviving this trip post-COVID!
On this trip Regis students are exposed to the reality of poverty and homelessness in the urban inner city of Los Angeles. Students will spend time in the Dolores Mission Parish in the neighborhood of Boyle Heights, right outside of downtown Los Angeles. Participants will also have the opportunity to work directly with Homeboy Industries, a nationally acclaimed gang-intervention program founded by Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., author of Tattoos on the Heart. Depending on COVID changes, students may also travel to San Diego and spend time with Border Angels, an all volunteer, non-profit organization that advocates for human rights and humane immigration reform with a special focus on issues related to the US-Mexico border. Through this organizations, participants learn first-hand about the different issues affecting our country, among them: gang violence, immigration, addiction, homelessness, and income inequality.
Now in its third year, this unique experience is co-sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Excellence, the Humanities Department, and the Center for Ministry and Service.
Members of this group will travel to Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia to learn about the challenges and heroism of the Civil Rights Movement and explore current challenges and the important anti-racism and civil rights work being done today. They will also spend time volunteering in the communities they visit.
Members of this group will travel to the Mustard Seed Community in the Dominican Republic, which serves children who have been abandoned by their families and who have special needs.
The trip will include tangible work projects to contribute to the residential care program and the opportunity to explore a different country and culture, as well as opportunities for daily prayer and reflection, while maintaining an inclusive and ecumenical approach. Mustard Seed Communities’ mission program exposes volunteers to the reality of poverty in the developing world and to the lives of people with disabilities.