We had an amazing three days with nine students from Kent State University, visiting us for an Alternative Spring Break.

This was the third year for our program, where college students join us for a portion of their spring break to serve others and learn about our mission and ministries.

Our group was fantastic! They showed a level of maturity and compassion that was inspirational. They made a real difference wherever they visited, such as Dorothy Day House, Beatitude House’s supportive housing and education/immigrant outreach locations, Casa Madre, SilverSneakers, Ursuline Preschool and Kindergarten, on a homeless run offered through Catholic Charities, and at St. Michael’s Parish in Canfield. They learned about our HIV/AIDS ministry, Sister Jerome’s Poor, People Fighting Famine, and Human Trafficking from Sister Dorothy Kundracik, who is involved in educating others about this scourge.

We appreciate that they shared our lives, energy and ideas with us and the people we serve.