Urban and Rural Plunges
Occur throughout the school year - Open to Juniors and Seniors
Bellarmine sponsors local urban and rural "plunges" on a number of weekends throughout the school year. These immersion experiences offer students and faculty the opportunity to understand the impact of poverty at the local level, to interact directly with the poor affected by this poverty and to take action in response to what the students have witnessed on their journey.
- The urban plunge provides students with the opportunity to grapple with the issues related to homelessness in San Jose and San Francisco. 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 will come to better understand the struggles faced by migrant farm workers by working alongside them.