East L.A. Romero Immersion

October 17-20, 2019

students standing in front of colorful mural

Come meet the people of Dolores Mission, a faith community in East L.A. established by immigrants, inundated by gang violence in the 1990's, struggling with poverty, and committed to hope. Families from the community welcome us to stay in their homes while we get to know the neighborhood and prayerfully reflect on our experience. We will visit Homeboy Industries, Dolores Mission School and Skidd Row, among other community organizations. Prior to the immersion trip, participants are expected to read the book Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Jesuit priest, Gregory Boyle.

How do I register?

Applications have closed but will be available again at the start of the Fall 2020 semester.

How much does it cost?

The cost for the immersion experience is $80 and includes transportation, meals, and lodging. If accepted and finances are a deterrent please contact Marc Adams, marcadams@sandiego.edu for information on financial aid.