The motto of this trip is “Get to Know San Diego!” And that is exactly what we plan on doing.
San Diego is a city experiencing so much hurt. The three main issues that we are going to learn about are immigration, homelessness, and poverty. More illegal immigrants live in California than anywhere else in the United States. And San Diego has the third largest concentration of immigrants in California. It has the third largest homeless rate in the country and 11 percent of the people in the city live below the poverty line.
So, after becoming educated on these issues during the pre-trip preparation and then experiencing them while on the trip through different service projects, our hope is that we will expand our worldview and improve our witness in our every day lives.