Cortina Blog


What does Cortina look like?

Part 2: Service and Justice In Cortina, we strive to not only have a strong community with each other, but to connect with communities around us through participating in service and working for justice. Take a look below at some of the service and justice activities our members have participated in within and outside of… Continue reading What does Cortina look like?


What Does Cortina Look Like?

Part 1: Community Cortina couldn't exist without a diverse, yet strong community of members and leadership. Our current Cortinians come from different backgrounds and have a vast variety of perspectives and experiences. One of the most important aspects of Cortina is the respectful sharing of ideas, beliefs, and experiences between its members. This process of… Continue reading What Does Cortina Look Like?

Humans of Cortina

Where in the world are our Cortinians?

My Semester in France By Co-Recruitment Chair Michelle Doyle Since I was a junior in high school, I knew I wanted to be a French major and one day go to France to better learn the language. So as I ended my first semester of junior year and got on a plane New Year’s Eve, toasting to a… Continue reading Where in the world are our Cortinians?


“Go forth and set the world on fire.”

“Go forth and set the world on fire.” -St. Ignatius of Loyola. This quote summons a lot of ambiguous imagery. What does it mean to set the world on fire? Naturally, the image of demolition and devastation comes to mind when we think about setting something on fire. It’s a natural thought, especially given the… Continue reading “Go forth and set the world on fire.”

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



This semester we have been learning about immigration. During one meeting, we watched the film “Lost in Detention” to get background knowledge about the current policy and treatment regarding undocumented immigrants. Currently a federal program called Secure Communities provides an option for local police forces to partner with the federal immigration services (ICE) in order… Continue reading Immigration

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)