UNIV 190-003: Understanding Service and Social Justice: The Refugee Experience in America
Since February, I have been helping a Congolese family become associated with the United States. They fled their country for a many of reasons. It was mine and my partner’s job to help them get accustomed along with getting them or helping them acquire items to make life easier. Our actions with helping our family, aided the community in taking stress of certain companies. It also helped make the community better by not having confused people with broken English walking around and trying to ask questions.
I plan to engage in community service much more throughout my time at Loyola and even after I graduate. I want to get involved in Global Brigades and go to other countries and help people with problems that they have. I also plan to keep in contact with my refugee family and help them further in the future if need be. I know that everyone needs help from time to time and I’d like to be that person to help someone. This course has encouraged me to be more helpful and want to get out into not only the community but the world and provide a helping hand for those who need it. I want to get involved with different volunteering opportunities at Loyola because it is not very difficult and because it is stressed at Loyola. I want to get more involved, join Global Brigades, and keep in touch with my refugee family.