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Winter Immersions

I'M India (Service-Learning, Education)

Iona students pose in a small village in India.

Dates: January 8-18, 2020
We will partner, once again, with the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers in Kolkata, India, serving in various Brothers’ ministries with children and people with disabilities, while also collaborating with the Nine is Mine Campaign in running human rights workshops and advocacy activities for the Christian Brother schools. Participants will also volunteer at Mother Teresa house serving the extremely poor, sick and dying.
Estimated cost: $1,700
Student Leader: Hannah McGowan

I'M Ireland

An Iona students pose in front of a stained glass window that reads '150 years of Edmund Rice 2016'

Dates: January 8-18, 2020
Students will walk in the footsteps of Blessed Edmund Rice during this mission immersion in Ireland. One week will be spent in Dublin serving the Wheatfield Prison, the Peter McVerry drop-in center for people who are homeless or suffering addiction, and soup kitchens while learning about social justice issues relating to these populations. Participants will also head to Waterford and Callan to visit the Blessed Edmund Rice heritage sites and to Belfast to serve with the Edmund Rice Network ministries at the Westcourt Centre.
Estimated cost: $2,100                      
Student Leader: Angela Santana

I'M Peru

Iona students on top of a mountain in Peru.

Dates: January 8-18, 2020
The Iona in Mission group will be partnering with Los Hermanos (Christian Brothers)in the Canto Grande barrio of Lima, Peru, to build relationships of solidarity through home construction, family visits, and running a day camp for the children of the neighborhood. Spanish speakers are strongly encouraged to apply!
Estimated cost: $1,800                      
Student Leaders: Maddie Roberti and Nils Taylor

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 Washington, D.C.

Students in front of a Catholic Altar three hold signs reading Liberation Compassion Presence.

Dates: January 5-12, 2020
Through a partnership with The Pilgrimage, the Iona in Mission team going to Washington, D.C., will embark on a transformative week of action and reflection with our neighbors who are poor in the nation’s capital. The Pilgrimage seeks to help young adults connect their faith with social awareness and action. In doing this, the Pilgrimage hopes to build communities where people are invested in eradicating hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
Estimated cost: $400             
Student Leader: Amanda Martins