A look at how EAB changes lives in the US
Everyone knows that EAB does life-changing work in the Dominican Republic, but we do great work in the US too, through our service-learning immersion program. Since 1999, over 500 youths and adults have participated in this pilgrimage, and each of them has been profoundly affected by the experience. They put what their DR experiences to great work in their adult lives in the US. We present some of their stories here.
Jo Jo Bromfield (Holy Names Academy, summer 2009)
I went to the DR with EAB as a high school senior, then went to Seattle University where I studied theology. In August 2015, I completed a year of full-time service with Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) in Houston, TX, working as the Community Outreach Coordinator for United Against Human Trafficking. The values of JVC— community, spirituality, social justice, and simple living— reminded me of the values I learned during my experience in the DR with EAB, when I was in high school.I carried my experiences from those life-altering two-weeks in the DR to Seattle University and then to JVC. I am forever grateful to EAB for giving me my first understanding of what it means to live in solidarity and work for justice, and I hope to return to the DR very soon.