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Los Angeles Urban Plunge


Where do we serve? What do we do? We will be serving in several locations around downtown Los Angeles. We will stay at Cardinal Manning Homeless Shelter in LA's Skid Row neighborhood, and share dinner every night with the residents there. Other sites include Homeboy Industries, a program working with formerly gang-involved men and women to give them a second chance, various other shelters and programs around Skid Row, and a parish food pantry in Lomita, CA. Through these experiences, our group will explore issues of homelessness, urban poverty, rehabilitation, and immigration.

When is the trip? The 2018 trip will be June 24-30. 

Who can apply?: Members of the Class of 2019 are invited to apply for this trip. Some of the criteria used in choosing the group are: character, flexibility in unexpected circumstances, compatibility with a diverse group of classmates, leadership qualities, discipline record, academic standing, responsibility, and trustworthiness. 

Where can I find the application?: You can find the 2018 application here. All applications must be submitted by 3 p.m. on February 16.

What is the cost? The cost is $1,100. This covers airfare, lodging, meals, and other fees. Students may bring a limited amount of money for personal expenses.  Payments will be made in two installments of $550.  Financial aid options are available.

Should I contact for more information? Please contact Mr. John Dougherty, Director of Campus Ministry, for more information. He can be reached at or (201) 547-6486.