H.O.P.E. Service Immersion Program

H.O.P.E. News:

The H.O.P.E. Service Immersion Program winter trips begin their departure on December 28th to Pune, India followed by January 4th departure to Northern New Mexico and January 5th departure to Camden, NJ!

What Is the H.O.P.E. Service Immersion Program?

H.O.P.E. is Campus Ministry’s Service Immersion Program. H.O.P.E. is an acronym that stands for the four 'tenets' of the program:

Honoring our Neighbor

We seek to walk alongside people in the communities to which we travel, showing our love and conern for them mostly by our presence and by any service we are asked to provide.

Organizing for Justice

By encountering situations of injustice domestically and internationally, we seek to name the underlying causes of these situations; that we might be able to work towards their resolution.

Practicing Peace

We foster and build relationships with communities to promote understanding amongst varying cultures at home and abroad, in an effort to end indifference and ignorance.

Encountering God

Rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel, we are open to finding the living God amongst those who are suffering injustices.

Where Does H.O.P.E. Serve?

This year we will be traveling to the following sites:

Who organizes the H.O.P.E. Program?

The Campus Minister for Service Immersion Programming, MaryAnne Cappelleri works with student interns and leaders to facilitate and execute the program.  The student leaders begin preparations for all trips at the beginning of the fall semester. They lead orientation meetings, interview domestic applicants, and help to prepare the groups to make sure the week of immersion runs smoothly.

Who participates in the H.O.P.E. Program?

All H.O.P.E. experiences are open to students and employees at Stonehill College.  Some alumni have served as employee leaders in the past.  This year, we have a goal of accommodating nearly 230 volunteers.


Domestic Program

International Program

Employee and Alumni Leader Applications

All Service Immersion experiences are illumined by the gifts of employee and alumni leaders who participate in leadership of the delegations.  All applications are due on October 25th to MaryAnne Cappelleri at mcappelleri@stonehill.edu or via inter-campus mail.

Role of an Employee Leader Domestic Program     

Employee Leader Domestic Application

Role of an Employee Leader International Program

Employee Leader International Application

Support the H.O.P.E. Program

To support the H.O.P.E. program, please consider making a donation through Stonehill's secure giving site. Please be sure to list "H.O.P.E." as your designation. We appreciate your generosity.