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Grace J. Palmisano Center for Campus Ministry

Alternative Winter Break Application

*Make sure to sign up for an interview in the Campus Ministry Office between October 13th and 17th, 2014*

Alternative Winter Break

January 9-16, 2016

Washington, D.C.| Camden, N.J.

Deadline:  October 2, 2015

*Cost is $100 non-refundable trip fee and intense fundraising*

Thank you for your interest in our programs!



Washington, D.C.

Students will serve with the Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP). This organization is a national leader in providing high quality service experiences to youth and young adults. It is committed to helping young people become part of the solution to societal problems by showing them how even their smallest actions can make a difference in the lives of others. There will also be opportunities for students to see Washington, D.C., and learn how Catholic social justice organizations advocate for policy changes at the federal level. Students will stay at Hosteling International Washington, D.C., which is .4 miles away from YSOP’s headquarters.


Camden, NJ

Students will stay and work with the Romero Center, an urban retreat and social justice education center in the heart of East Camden, NJ that is connected with a Catholic parish. During the day, students work at a variety of work sites: in schools, with hot meal programs, at drop-in centers for persons infected and affected with HIV and AIDS, at housing construction, with the South Jersey Food Bank and with several other agencies in Camden and the Philadelphia area.