The Dallas Urban Plunge experience is a daily leadership service and justice program offered twice during the month of June. Using a combination of direct service and guided reflection, it provides a unique opportunity to experience social injustice in our own city. Students are given an opportunity to make a direct impact at several different organizations and agencies that serve as some of our most important community service partners. These organizations include Catholic Charities, the Resource Center of Dallas, elder care facilities, and Austin Street Center. At the conclusion of each day students have the opportunity to reflect with their fellow classmates and discuss ways they can work to improve the lives of the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized in our community.
This year the Jesuit Social Justice Urban Plunge will take place from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday for one of two weeks: June 5-9 or June 19-22. The exception is Wednesday night of both weeks which will conclude at 7:00 p.m.The weeks will be capped at 20 students each.
In order to register, students must log into their jcpstudents.org account and fill out the Urban Plunge Application. The deadline for application is March 9th.
Throughout the week, students will engage with the themes of Catholic Social Teaching through reflection, prayer, and discussion. Students who participate will earn 25 service credits upon completion of: 1) all four days; 2) an additional 5 hour approved service project of their choice to take place during the summer; 3) a project report; 4) completed journal.
Program cost is 300 dollars. Financial aid is available.