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Spring Break Immersions

I'M Habitat for Humanity, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Iona students with a worker in front of a Habitat for Humanity van.

Dates: January 12-18, 2020
The team will partner with the Habitat for Humanity Chapter of Coastal Fairfield County in Bridgeport, Connecticut for a week of service on their home construction and repair builds for families and veterans in need. During the week there are opportunities to explore local sites and a community night with volunteers and homeowners from the Habitat chapter.
Estimated cost: $400                      
Student Leaders: Queury Triunfel

I'M Romero Center, Camden, NJ

Romero Center Ministries logo.

Dates: January 5-11, 2020
The team will partner with the Romero Center in Camden, N.J. for a week to participate in their Urban Challenge. During their week, students will work with local organizations to get to know local communities and their members through service and faith.
Estimated cost: $500                      
Student Leaders: Ravyne Slaughter

I'M Nazareth Farm, W.Va.

Students pose in front of a barn in the woods the roof has Nazareth Farm written on the roof.

Dates: March 14-20, 2021
At Nazareth Farm, students will learn about the economic and environmental injustices and cultural richness of Appalachia, and engage in service opportunities such as constructing homes and visiting community members. This service-retreat experience will focus on the cornerstones of simplicity, community, prayer and service.
Estimated cost: $400
Student Leader: Ryan Murphy

I'M Philadelphia, Pa.

Students chop vegetables and prepare soup in a kitchen.

Dates: March 14-20, 2021
The Saint Francis Inn is a place of ministry with people who are homeless, addicted, mentally ill, and very poor. The main service site is the restaurant-style soup kitchen feeding up to 400 people a day while also providing other services. Additionally, there are service projects with the elderly and terminally ill.
Estimated cost: $150
Student Leader: Chris Tinoco

I'M Puerto Rico

Students pose on a mountain with yellow hard hats and shovels.

Dates: March 15-21, 2020
Estimated cost: $750
Student Leaders: Laura Arroyo