Creighton University students serve others

During a week’s recess from school, more than 240 students at Creighton University in Omaha learned about social justice issues and served others in cities across the country, including immigrants in El Paso, Texas, and the needy in East St. Louis, Ill.

Some students stayed to serve in the Omaha area Oct. 14-21, helping at sites including the Omaha Intercultural Senior Center, One World Community Health Center and the Yates Community Center.

Selected students at a later date will share their experiences with the larger Creighton community, said Jeff Peak, assistant director of the university’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice.

"We always look forward to hearing our students articulate what they saw, heard, felt, thought and did during these trips," Peak said. "It’s a moving experience for them, but it’s also an education for people here at Creighton."

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