What are Service Immersions?
Service Immersions are opportunities to travel to different cities over Winter and Spring Break and join communities in service and justice work. Each year over 160 DePaul students dedicate their breaks to service, reflection, simplicity,
community, spirituality and social justice. YOU
have the opportunity to serve, live and build relationships with over 17
marginalized communities throughout the United States and the Americas.
What would I be doing if I were on a Service Immersion?
As a Vincentian in Action on a
Service Immersion you could spend your week working with those
experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles, repairing and building
homes in Appalachia, learning about Civil Rights in Montgomery, living simply
in Colombia, and much more.
"What must be done?" is our Vincentian
question. On a Service Immersion you will learn firsthand what it means to be a
Vincentian in Action and how to live out DePaul’s mission of service and
justice. Integrated throughout the immersion experience is the Vincentian in
Action ways of awareness/appreciation, dialogue and solidarity. It is in these
experiences that we hope to inspire growth and change in a way that resonates
back home through the sharing of stories and action toward systemic change.
What is VIA?
Vincentians in Action (VIA) is the framework with which we approach community service and justice work. You can read more about the VIA philosophy in the following documents:
Upcoming Service Immersion Opportunities
In order to access the Service Immersion applications, you must join the Vincentian Community Service Office page on OrgSync.