Community Engagement

What Service Has Taught Me

Cortina has taught me the importance of service. Not justice service, but what it means to go to the same service site, be with the same people, on a weekly basis. My weekly service site for the last three years, has been Restored Hope. Knowing that I get to spend time with the children at… Continue reading What Service Has Taught Me

Community Engagement

Community Bike Shop

While working at the community bike shop, we have gotten closer as a team. Our service site has allowed us to do hands on work while strengthening our communication skills. Every Friday we dedicate a portion of our time to something outside of ourselves in order to contribute to the greater community. Although we do… Continue reading Community Bike Shop

Community Engagement

Hello from Ambassador!!!

Since Ambassador is a new site this semester, we want to let everyone know what has been going on there so far. Ambassador is a long-term care facility for kids (and adults, but we work with the kids) located on 72nd and Dodge next to Creighton Prep. Most of these have tracheostomy tubes, feeding tubes,… Continue reading Hello from Ambassador!!!

Community Engagement

Completely KIDS – Norris Middle School location (Fall 2016)

On Tuesday afternoon, my service group and I drive out to Norris Middle School to serve the Completely KIDS afterschool program. Participants are Norris Middle students, ranging between grades 6-8. The mission of Completely KIDS is to educate and empower kids and families to create a safe, healthy, successful and connected community. During this afterschool… Continue reading Completely KIDS – Norris Middle School location (Fall 2016)

Community Engagement

Cortina Service Sites – Sign Up Here!

Friends, Exciting news this year!  You can sign-up for your own service site.  To do so, please click here.  MyCortina allows you to select your service site based on your availability. Through the collaboration and support of representative Mark Panning with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at Creighton University, Cortina students will now have… Continue reading Cortina Service Sites – Sign Up Here!

Community Engagement

Community Partner Bash!

This past Sunday we embarked on a journey of community building and service. We thank all of our community partners for their time and for all the work that they're doing. It was amazing to see all of our Cortina members, Formation Group Leaders and community partners all in one room, hoping, envisioning and praying… Continue reading Community Partner Bash!

Community Engagement

Omaha Gives: City Sprouts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ek2OEYIw2F4 The students in Cortina who work with our community partner City Sprouts made this video to promote the work that they do and to help raise money to grow the incredible work they do in our community. After 24 hours, 147 people made donations, totaling $10,880. Incredible. We love City Sprouts and we are… Continue reading Omaha Gives: City Sprouts

Community Engagement

Service Reflection: Community Bike Shop

Our time at the Community Bike Shop has been nothing less than influential during this semester. It all begins with “community,” as the name says, where we have learned and strived to build community there by working in partnership with the neighborhood members, from and people from across Omaha to build a foundation of togetherness.… Continue reading Service Reflection: Community Bike Shop

Community Engagement

Service Trip Reflection: Sarah Carnes in Montgomery

Is anyone ever truly prepared for the experience of a lifetime? I wasn’t. That’s for sure. As we pulled up to the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, it all began sinking in. This, this was where Martin Luther King was shot. I walked up the stairs. I looked in the window of Room 306. This was… Continue reading Service Trip Reflection: Sarah Carnes in Montgomery

Community Engagement, Humans of Cortina

Service Trip Reflection: Madi Felipe at White Rose

What is service? I found myself thinking this upon my return from my Spring Break “Service” Trip. I kept looking back at my week and tried to determine what services I provided. I never fed the homeless, built a house, or tutored kids. Did I serve? Yes? Maybe? Honestly, at first I didn’t know. But… Continue reading Service Trip Reflection: Madi Felipe at White Rose