Service & Justice: Social Concerns Ministries
The Newman Center encourages all to live their faith in the world, understanding and acting upon the social dimensions of the Gospel in their everyday lives. You can answer this call to serve others by getting involved and making a difference in our many social concerns ministries.
Student Service Trips
Service trips engage students in service and justice projects around the city, country, and world! They is a great way to put your faith into action by reaching out to help others while working towards social change. Any OSU student is welcome to apply, regardless of worldview or faith belief.
For more information, contact Austin Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 291-4674 x116.
Upcoming Spring Break Service Trips:
March 12-18, 2016
Applications will open online on Saturday, November 14 at Noon. Most applicants are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis, once we can guarantee we have enough volunteer drivers and meet other needed criteria. The cost includes program fees, van transportation, gasoline for vans, and most meals. In the application, you will be asked to rank the order of trips you are interested in applying for. Those who are open to go on any of the three trips have the highest likelihood of being accepted, as space is very limited on each trip.
Spring Break 2016 service trip locations include:
- Center for FaithJustice - Trenton, New Jersey
- Christian Appalachian Program - Rural Kentucky (various locations)
- Sacred Heart Southern Missions - Northern Mississippi, south of Memphis, Tennessee
On each of these trips, we will be doing a variety of service & justice projects with different social service agencies, making a difference in the lives of others! Our Trenton, NJ trip focuses on urban poverty and issues of injustice in NJ. Our Christian Appalachian Program focuses on building community with local home owners and doing housing repairs and projects for those in need. Lastly, our Mississippi trip will focus on issues of poverty and racism. All are great opportunities to learn about Catholic Social Teaching, serve others, and build community.
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