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Spring Break Immersions

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 15-21, 2020
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: Margaret McNiff

I'M Philadelphia, Pa.

Students chop vegetables and prepare soup in a kitchen.

Dates: March 15-21, 2020
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: Skylar Ridge

I'M Chicago, Ill.

Four Iona Students pose in front of a bread truck, 2 students sit on 2 students shoulders.

Dates: March 14-21, 2020
We will partner, once again, with the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in Port Ministries, a Franciscan inspired non-profit organization, will engage our group in their comprehensive services addressing the basic needs of food, healthcare and education, while also educating the group about the root causes of poverty, hunger, and despair on the south side of Chicago.
Estimated cost: $900
Student Leader: Marissa Fatigate

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: Emma O'Donnell and Lisa Diaz

I'M New Orleans, La.

Iona students pose on steps in New Orleans.

Dates: March 14-21, 2020
Hurricane Katrina is over, but hardly forgotten as a distant memory. The team will partner with and serve at a variety of community organizations to explore the social realities of poverty, racism and environmental restoration efforts while also exploring the unique and rich culture of New Orleans through the Duchesne House immersion program.
Estimated cost: $900
Student Leaders: Kristen Clark