Freshmen: Ancestors Project

This project, focused on elders in our society, is an introduction to O’Dowd’s overall service learning program. It is completed during the semester freshmen take the Hebrew Scriptures religion course.

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Sophomore: St. Anthony Justice Education Day

This school-day trip, organized by the St. Anthony’s Foundation, offers a profound opportunity for students to meet and learn from those experiencing homelessness in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. Every sophomore attends with their Catholic Experience Religion class.

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Sophomore: Friends Project

In the Friends Project, our students put their leadership skills into practice by building mentoring relationships with either children (ages 4-12) or with people living with developmental disabilities (of any age). This project is completed during the Christian Scriptures course.

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Junior/Senior: Anawim Project

The Anawim Project, completed before or during the Peace & Justice course, is designed for students to learn about social justice by connecting with people who experience the injustice of marginalization.

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