Forty students spent mid-winter break in New Orleans, where they worked on building five different houses, partnering with Habitat for Humanity and SBP. The students completed a variety of projects including siding, painting, installing baseboards and trim.
They also experienced a variety of educational experiences, including celebrating Mass with a Gospel choir, meeting Ruby Bridges (one of the first women to desegregate schools in the south) visiting the Whitney Plantation and taking a tour from the perspective of children who were enslaved there. They also visited Tulane University and Loyola New Orleans and attended a Treme Brass Band concert. We love to see our students giving back in meaningful ways and having the opportunity to dive in to local culture.