Aquinas Center is located on the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community in the heart of South Philadelphia. The former convent is being re-purposed as a space to foster mutual support and shared understanding. Parishioners and guests come together to express hospitality, promote education, and engage in service. Participants will have a true cross-cultural experience in this community that is home to immigrants from various parts of the world as well as long time residents of South Philly. Work may include involvement in a Mural Arts Project, English as a Second Language classes, an after-school program, spending time with senior citizens, and neighborhood clean-up. Through these experiences and talks by guest speakers volunteers will gain an understanding of the life of immigrants in the U.S. and the ways in which local parishes respond to their needs and others in the neighborhood.
Cost: $300 Participants:12