Urban and Rural Plunges
Throughout the year - Juniors and Seniors
Locally, Bellarmine sponsors both urban and rural "plunges" on a number of weekends throughout the school year. These local immersion experiences offer students and faculty the opportunity to understand the impact of poverty at the local level, to experience directly the poor affected by this poverty and a chance to take action in response to what the students have witnessed on their journey.
- The urban plunge provides students and faculty with the opportunity to grapple with the issues related to homelessness in San Jose. Students meet with a number of different agencies that serve the homeless, and provide service via working at soup kitchens.
- The rural plunge takes students to Salinas for several days, where they hope to better understand the struggles faced by migrant farm workers by working with them.