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NCC Students Serving Around the World07-15-2010
North Central College students serve summer long, around the world
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (July 7, 2010)--Each summer, students at North Central College head to places around the world to serve alongside nonprofit organizations and people in disadvantaged communities. This summer, they'll work in three communities in Mexico, Kenya and the Philippines.
For the fifth year, students traveled to San Miguel
de Allende, Mexico, July 5-12, to serve with Casa de los Angeles, a nonprofit organization that provides a medical clinic, transitional housing, daycare facilities and other services for poor working mothers. North Central's Catholic Campus Minister Kevin O'Donnell of Lockport and eight students will help in the daycare centers and work on renovation and construction projects in various facilities.
Students are eager to return to Nairobi, Kenya, July 17-Aug. 2, for the fourth consecutive summer to serve with Koinonia Community. This Christian ministry works with marginalized people, such as children in difficult circumstances, especially street children, and women and youth from poor backgrounds. Led by Assistant Director of Ministry and Service Whitney Roberts of Chicago, students will also visit Kibera, one of Africa's largest slums; help with construction projects in western Kenya; and meet with representatives from the International Justice Mission organization and representatives from the Clinton Foundation.
The Philippines is the third service destination this summer where students will serve with Frontline Ministries in San Pablo City July 23-Aug. 7. Five students and Edna Howard, the campus postal center supervisor and Naperville resident, will work with abandoned and abused children, participate in Frontline's prison ministry and serve wherever needed.
In addition to these summer trips, North Central College's Office of Ministry and Services sends student teams off campus for extended service and mission work during December Term and Spring Break. Students have the option of traveling locally, nationally and internationally to partner with organizations that are making a difference in the world. For more information contact Jeremy Gudauskas, director of ministry and service, at 630-637-5417.
Contact: Nancy Dunker
associate director of public relations