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Mission Statement

the appalachia volunteers program

Mission Statement of the Appalachia Volunteers of Boston College

The Appalachia Volunteers program is committed to working with the people of the United States who are poor. Our mission throughout the year is the following:

  • To learn about the structural and societal realities in the United States that leaves some people impoverished and marginalized.
  • To discuss the injustices that create entrenched poverty
  • To consider a theological and faith perspective on social justice, and
  • To participate in local service opportunities throughout the year.

This yearlong process culminates in an annual spring break trip to struggling regions of the United States. With these goals and our work, the Appalachia program seeks to build a better future by entering into solidarity with the people who are poor in Boston and beyond.