Humans of Cortina

Fall Break Service Trip Reflection: Kelsey in West Virginia

Up until my service trip to West Virginia, I had only ever read or heard about the kind of poverty I encountered on my trip. As Sister Pat put it, generational poverty has a unique culture of acceptance with a mindset of hopelessness. We passed miles and miles of small homes that were falling apart,… Continue reading Fall Break Service Trip Reflection: Kelsey in West Virginia

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

Community Engagement, Humans of Cortina

Photo Friday: Sarah Meets Detroit

Photo taken by Ben Stevinson of  Sarah Peraud who wrote the following reflection on her Spring Break trip to Detroit. I had the absolute privilege to spend my spring break in Detroit with 5 amazing people living with the Daughters of Charity and exploring different service sites. Detroit is terrifying. Everywhere we drove we saw… Continue reading Photo Friday: Sarah Meets Detroit

Justice

Advocacy Alerts

Thanks to the CCSJ Advocacy team these advocacy alerts! Sustainability Sierra Club Public Power-Get Nebraska in the Game! Nebraska is a public power state, which means that the future of our energy is decided by the public. Now is the time to create a future for Nebraska where we produce our own, local, clean energy.… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts

Advocacy

Advocacy Alerts

Many students in Cortina also work with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice. The CCSJ is a wonderful office on our campus that does many things well. One of them is Advocacy. Knowing that we cannot allow our thinking to be disembodied and without practical application in our world, we are happy to announce… Continue reading Advocacy Alerts