Fordham Notes: Global Outreach Teams Spend Spring Break in Service

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Global Outreach Teams Spend Spring Break in Service

Ah, spring break. The sun, the swimming, the partying...

Or, if you were one of 102 Fordham students, you spent this year's spring break being "men and women for others."

This year, Global Outreach, Fordham's immersion and service program, sent 102 students and 11 chaperones to ten projects around the world. 

The trips, which are geared toward learning about social, economic, political and environmental injustice issues while living a lifestyle that fosters communal and spiritual growth, were to Guatemala (two teams), Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, San Diego, Detroit, New Orleans, the Adirondack Mountainss, and Waynesburg, PA.

Ryan Creamer, a senior at Fordham College Rose Hill who worked on the GO Detroit, summed up the spirit of the week thusly:

"I applied to participate in Global Outreach because I wanted to expand my understanding of the world."

We asked members of this year's GO team's to share a few shots of their trips.

GO San Diego, which worked with StandUp For Kids, a drop in shelter for homeless youth.
The team helped clean up the center, donate and organize items, and talk with the residents.  
Members of GO Detroit made a new friend while clearing land on a project with Motown Mission,  an urban work mission destination for groups interested in economic disaster recovery work in the name of Jesus Christ.

GO Detroit, hard at work (and also not so much)

GO team Adironacks in Greenfield Center, NY, where they helped paint a mural at the Ndakinna Educational Center .
GO team Guatemala at work at a work site in the region of Retalhuleu
Christina Ferneini, FCRH '15 in Guatemala

—Patrick Verel

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