Summer Journeys: Students travel the country to explore science, social justice and more

From serving meals to immigrants at the Nogales, Mexico border, a boot camp for future Hispanic lawyers in D.C. to the premiere Ontario film festivals and exploring future careers and college life on campuses at Cornell, Duke and Georgetown, CRSM students will explore myriad academic, cultural, social entrepreneur and volunteering experiences this summer.

Welcome to “Summer School,” CRSM style where students will travel across the country to engage with issues and initiatives related to social justice, gain understanding of politics and challenges local people face and study with leading scholars at universities.

Here are some of the experiences that await CRSM students this summer:

  • Karolyna, a sophomore, will be among only 35 students across the country to attend the nine-day The 2017 Future Latino Leaders Law Camp, sponsored by the Hispanic National Bar Foundation, will be held from July 15-23, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The program provides selected Latino high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. Established by the HNBF in 2005, the Law Camp offers students the chance to come to DC and learn more about the college application process, meet influential Latino leaders, and tour national monuments and various government agencies.
  • Daria, a junior, will attend the National High School Institute, a nonprofit organization at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus for intense theatrical educational experiences. Students are affectionately known as “Cherubs.”
  • New this year: Students will attend The Theology of Healing Earth in Action Institute, which will take place at Loyola University Chicago from July 16 – 22, 2017. Classes are focused on the theme of earth’s sacred water. Courses will revolve around exploring scriptures, theological traditions, social justice and scholarship, with opportunities for service and field work around the city.
  • Several students will spend part of their summer at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
  • A handful of students are headed to Washington D.C. in July to live on the Georgetown campus, attend classes side-by-side with college students, and learn from distinguished faculty and prominent area guest speakers. They’ll also earn college credits or their summer studies.
  • On deck for Schuler Scholars are three “Mega Exposure” trips, intensive immersion experiences. They include: Two students will travel to New Orleans, LA for “The Power of Resilience: A Case Study of New Orleans.” Over the last decade, New Orleans has become a laboratory for advancing the global practice of resilience, embracing its changing environment, diversifying and strengthening its economy and seeking solutions to build community and social cohesion among its residents. Three students will travel to Ontario Canada’s premiere film festival, the Shakespeare at Stratford Festival; and two students will travel to the upper peninsula of Michigan to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
  • Ten other CRSM Schuler students will experience academic enrichment attending: Boston University Summer Challenge, Carleton College Global Issues Summer Institute, Cornell University Summer College, Duke University Summer College, Smith College Women’s Writing Workshop, Stanford University Summer Institutes, University of Pennsylvania Academics, the Julian Krinsky Global Leadership and International Affairs program (at UPenn) and the University of Rochester Summer College.
  • During July, CRSM students will travel to Bourbonnais, IL, the cradle of the Viatorian Community, to gather with nearly 50 teens from ministry sites across the country for four days of faith formation and leadership training. Over the course of the four-day Viatorian Youth Congress, CRSM young adult leaders will immerse themselves in the Viatorian spirituality through formation, social justice and leadership training activities of campus ministry.
  • Giving Back: Many other CRSM students have signed up for weekly commitments to volunteer their time at the Holy Family Food Pantry, Roberti Community House and Beacon Place.