Global Outreach Fall Projects
Fall 2020 Project Highlights
Bronx, New York
The Bronx project engaged students more deeply into the work of POTS, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to be a loving community in the Bronx that nourishes the basic needs and hungers of all who come to its doors. Through immersion into the work of POTS paired with various cultural activities across the borough and periods of group reflection and discussion, students came to a greater knowledge and appreciation of this part of New York City that Fordham calls home!
Check out the great work by students here!
The Mexico project traveled specifically to the region of Puebla and work with Enlaces Comunitarios Internacionales (ECL) Community Sustainable Development Center (CSDC) located in San Jeronimo Tecuanipan in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Students engaged in an immersion experience with ECL and be uniquely exposed to several of their programs including learning about sustainable farming, interacting with the CSDC's young people, and staying with families who are members of the ECI community.
Cibao and Dajabon, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic project traveled specifically to the Northern and Western regions of the country with Caribbean Social Immersion Program. With CSIP, students will learn more about bi-national relations between the DR and Haiti, as well as be exposed directly to the realities of rural migrant workers and rural youth in the country.
The El Salvador group was hosted by Crispaz, a faith-based organization dedicated to building bridges of solidarity between the poor and marginalized communities in El Salvador and communities like Fordham through immersion-learning experiences. They spent time meeting with organizations and learning about the lasting impacts of the Salvadorian Civil War. They also spent some days in the countryside, in the town of Arcatao, in homestays, engaging and encountering the families in this community. The group got to visit the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and learn about the rich Jesuit history of this area, and spent time in reflection and gratitude for the experiences provided.
GO! Vote is a non-traditional Global Outreach project, in which participants will meet weekly throughout the Fall 2020 semester, to understand their civic duty as Jesuit educated students and community members.
Learn more about the extraordinary work from our GO! Vote Campaing Team: