CRS Student Ambassadors at three East Coast universities recently held immigration simulations so that students could experience the hardships that many immigrants go through on their journeys to the United States. La Salle University and Saint Joseph’s University, located in Philadelphia, PA, and Saint John’s University, located in Queens, NY, hosted these simulations on their campuses for participants to learn on a more personal level what being an immigrant is like.
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We are so grateful to the 56 CRS Student Ambassador chapters who filled out the “State of Your Chapter” report. We loved hearing about all of the wonderful events you're hosting and seeing how much recruitment you’ve done to increase the number of CRS Student Ambassadors on your campuses. This is truly a national movement. Check out the infographic below which highlights some of the results. A big shout-out to the following schools for their submissions.
In Fall 2014, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) jointly offered four small grants of up to $2,500 to ACCU member institutions to facilitate creative projects that advance Catholic mission through global solidarity. The projects are being carried out now, in Spring 2015.
We received strong proposals for outstanding projects from 21 of ACCU's member institutions. Congratulations to the grant winners:
An unaccompanied minor undertakes a harrowing journey, all alone, to try to get to the United States. Some are successful, others are not. Whether these children are successful or not in their endeavor, it is a long journey. In order to flee the violence in their own countries, these children will face life-threatening situations along the way.