My service experience this semester was amazing because I learned many things about my family and their struggles. I formed connection with the kids that I thought was nearly impossible in the beginning of the year because we come from two different worlds. I was able to help the kids in their homework, which consisted of math, science, social studies, reading and writing. I also was able to help the father in his process of learning English, which reminded me of the time I would help my dad learn English. The second to last week I helped the mom make a resume just in case she wanted to apply for a job in the near future. My action impacted the family because they all have learned something new and I helped them overcome some challenges they faced.
I can improve my actions for my future services by providing more time into the family because I was very busy with other activities and I know if I had more time I would have been able to more things with them. My plan to create social justice projects is to continue to get involved with the Loyola Refugee Outreach Program and get more students involved because this is a program that is worth the time because not only do you form connections with families, but you change their lives and they change your lives in so many different ways. Another way that I can get involved in social justice projects is creating activities for refugee awareness in high schools and churches because that is were the most active volunteers are.