- SCU Home Page
- About SCU
- On Campus
- News & Info
Be the change: The SCU New Orleans Immersion
Edited by Elizabeth Kelley Gillogly '93
“I’ll never forget the things I saw here, the people I met, the impact we made,” wrote SCU senior Erin Burns, who with 12 other SCU students went to New Orleans in January to help with hurricane relief efforts. “I hope more people can be ignited with our same passion and devotion to rebuild New Orleans,” she added.
Accompanied by Michael Colyer, assistant director of SCU’s Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, the students worked with Catholic Charities of New Orleans to help tear down homes that were destroyed during Katrina and the flooding that followed.
To help share this compelling story, Santa Clara Magazine has gathered first-person stories, photos, memories, and reflections from those who made the trip.
Photos: courtesy of Michael Colyer
ABOUT THE KOLVENBACH SOLIDARITY PROGRAM
The Kolvenbach Solidarity Program, sponsored by SCU’s Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, sponsors short-term immersion experiences for faculty, staff, students, and alumni to develop relationships of solidarity with the poor and marginalized. Click here for general information on the programs.
Would you like to help in New Orleans? The Kolvenbach Solidarity Program is sponsoring an alumni immersion trip to New Orleans in December. There are approximately 15 spots available, and the cost is estimated to be $400 per person. For more information, visit the web site.