H.O.P.E. Alternative Spring Break
NEW Student leader applications
are due no later than Wednesday, April 3rd. Click here to access the application and reference form.
H.O.P.E. Intern application
There will be at least one opening for a H.O.P.E. Intern. This is a separate application which may be accessed here. *Note: Must be a concurrent H.O.P.E. Student leader.
What Is H.O.P.E.?
Please refer to the 2012-2013 H.O.P.E. Information Packet for information regarding 2012-2013 H.O.P.E. trips.
H.O.P.E. is Campus Ministry’s Alternative Spring Break Program. H.O.P.E. is an acronym that stands for the four 'tenets' of the program, which are listed at the top of this page. Here's a brief description of each:
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.
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.
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. travel?
Although the sites vary from year to year, past H.O.P.E. trips traveled to:
- The Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- The Gulf Coast
- New Mexico
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia
Here's a Google Map of current HOPE sites!
View HOPE Trips 2012-2013 in a larger map
Who organizes H.O.P.E.?
Student Leaders work with Campus Minister Joe Miller to coordinate the program. The student leaders begin preparations for spring break at the beginning of the fall semester. They run orientation meetings, interview applicants, and help to prepare the groups to make sure the week of spring break runs smoothly. Information sessions are held beginning in September just after the start of classes.
Who participates in the H.O.P.E. program?
During the 2011-12 Academic Year, 195 members of the Stonehill community participated in 11 different H.O.P.E. trips.
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.
Please contact Campus Ministry at (508)565-1487 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.