Twice a year, students from Saint Anselm College fan out across the country and Central America and spend part of their winter break and/or all of their spring break performing service. When I was a student there, I spent the spring break of my sophomore and senior years in Maine and Costa Rica, respectively. These experiences are amazing and I am happy that the college has added a winter break component.
This year, for the second year in a row, we are hosting students who are taking part in the Manchester Winter Break Alternative program. Seven students arrived at Trinity today and will spend the week working at the International Institute of New England, an immigration center in Manchester. They will be sleeping in the conference room of Alumni Hall and will avail themselves of the kitchen (which still works as Mr. Mailloux '72 had to cook his Thanksgiving turkey there when he lost power), Campus Ministry, our chapel, etc. For most of the students, this is their first time back in a high school since they graduated. The students arrived this morning and I showed them around (along with my two older children) and helped them get settled. They will stay until next Saturday. You can follow the groups and their work at this blog.
Please keep the students and the people they will serve in your prayers.