Ignatian Heritage Service immersion

Building more than houses

Some college students choose to spend their spring break back home with family, while others take trips to fun vacation destinations to unwind. But at Loyola University Chicago, students have another option: spending a week immersed in service.

Through Loyola’s Campus Ministry program, students can choose from a variety of Alternative Break Immersion experiences at locations around the country. Among the spots students can choose is Jerusalem Farm in Kansas City, where students get to live in community and focus on addressing urban housing insecurity. The week provides an opportunity to make a tangible difference through home repair, tutoring, and working at a soup kitchen or food pantry, but it also helps students focus on their role in living Loyola’s Jesuit mission to be men and women for others.

In the above video, student leader Hunter Hayes (BA ’18) and staff leader Chelsea Metivier (MEd ’17) talk about their experiences at Jerusalem Farm.