Twenty-four University of Scranton students participated spring break service trips offered by the University’s Center for Service and Social Justice. Along with six chaperones, the students helped to build and renovate homes, assist at food pantries, and helped with programs at Homeboy Industries at service projects in the Appalachian region of Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, and Los Angeles, California.
The following students went to the Appalachian Region of Kentucky to work with the Christian Appalachian Project to renovate and build homes:
Brooke McNabola (student leader);
Avianna Carilli, coordinator of domestic and international service programs, and Melissa Eckenrode, administrative assistant for the English and Theatre Department, served as chaperones.
The following students worked with L’Arche, Saint Louis University, St. Anthony’s Food hoPantry, LifeWise STL and Assisi House in St. Louis, Missouri:
Brandon DaGrosa (student leader);
Fanny Rodriguez (student leader);
Julie Ferguson, registrar, and Timothy Powers, lecturer in the Counseling and Human Services Department, served as chaperones.
The following students went to Los Angeles, California to work with Homeboy Industries, Midnight Mission, Cantlay Food Distribution Center and HUB OC:
Sophia McMullan (student leader);
Erin Grell, a graduate student from Woodridge, New Jersey, and David Kostiak, policy and compliance manager in the University Police Department, served as s chaperones.