Spring Break each year, the Holy Cross Chaplains' Office
sponsors the Spring Break Immersion Program. This project is
a unique opportunity for students to take part in community
outreach and service projects in the Appalachian and Gulf Coast regions
of the United States. The Spring Break Immersion Program has
been running continuously at Holy Cross for more than 20
years, initially beginning with only one site in Kentucky.
two decades later, the Spring Break Immersion Program has grown
into one of the largest student outreach programs at Holy
Cross. This past year, guided by student leaders, groups
of Holy Cross students visited nine project sites in Kentucky,
Virginia and West Virginia. The Holy Cross Immersion Program has been
visiting these communities for many years now.
group is guided by a student leader and the work done
at the individual sites may vary. Volunteer work may include
painting, staffing soup kitchens, visiting senior citizens,
working with local school children, repairing homes or cleaning
up hiking trails. Student volunteers stay in a diverse range
of housing: volunteer fire stations, homeless shelters,
local schools and church basements.
their week of service, students become an integral part
of the local community. Whether the task is large or small,
the work being done is appreciated and needed. The Spring Break Immersion Program is
truly a mix of service, spirituality, friendship and community
that is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable weeks
of your Holy Cross experience!