Santa Clara University


By James Servino, SCU junior from Artesia, Calif.

I think we all felt overwhelmed after being faced with what the waters revealed in New Orleans and the gulf region. I do not think we knew where to begin when faced with such suffering and desperation. I am thankful that SCU has consistently been more than a university; it has been a movement of people for social justice through engagement and action. Who knew that months after the disaster that more than a dozen of us would be in New Orleans learning, living, and working to begin rebuilding New Orleans and the amazing peoples’ lives and homes? Our stories are truly bound with those people, and I know that’s what my education here has been all about.