The Urban Plunge program provides CSB/SJU students and employees with many unique service opportunities throughout the academic year. Our goal is to incorporate the concepts of spirituality and social justice through direct service work and education. Each month, SSJ offers a one-time local service opportunitiy of which students are encourage to take advantage.
The Urban Plunge program is diverse. Just as there is not only one way to love others, there is not only one way to serve others. Some examples of past Urban Plunges include grape harvesting at a local farm, volunteering at Anna Marie's Alliance, Christmas caroling at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center, painting bowls for Empty Bowls at Art As You Like It, and crafting with the girls at Heartland Girls' Ranch.
Perfect for those who cannot commit to a recurring, semester-long program like J-Walking, Urban Plunges aim to provide all students and employees with different and fun means to serve the greater community, learn about social justice issues, and follow in the footsteps of Christ.
After each visit, Urban Plunge leaders facilitate a group reflection to debrief. As a group, we reflect so that we maintain intentionality with our actions. Our reflections help Jesus Christ and social justice to remain at the root of the Urban Plunge program.