L.O.V.E.: Social Justice Immersion Experiences

As Manhattan College's social justice immersion program, LOVE provides opportunities for students to learn about justice issues in the communities that are most impacted by them.

  • LOVE Program: Social Justice Immersion Experiences

    LOVE is Manhattan College’s social justice immersion program. Participants learn about social justice in preparation for their experience. On the trips, students are immersed in the local community through experiences with partner organizations. Students are encouraged to bring what they experience back to campus to engage in local service and advocacy.

What is LOVE?

The LOVE program brings Manhattan College students to a new place to learn about social justice. On the experience, we wake up early, meet with community & nonprofit organizations, and spend the whole day engaging with justice issues relevant to the residents who live there. Our evenings are spent together in group reflections. During the week we will live simply and step outside of our comfort zones. 

Requirements for student participants in the LOVE program:

  • Applicant must be a Manhattan College student in good academic and judicial standing with the college and good financial standing with the LOVE program.
  • Must be able to commit fully to the program following the first mandatory meeting.
  • Attend the Navigating LOVE Orientation
  • Participate in 12 mandatory pre-trip meetings once a week with your team leading up to the experience.
  • Participate actively in group, team & individual fundraising efforts.
  • Plan a post trip project with your team to help engage the campus community with the city and justice issues you learned about.
  • Attend 1-2 post trip meetings in Fall 2022 if on campus


Join us for an upcoming LOVE social justice immersion experience.

  • Winter Break

    No Trips Avaliable At This Time

    Check back soon for more information

  • Spring Break


    Immigration & the Lower East Side

    • Friday, February 18 @ 5:00pm to 8:00pm &
    • Saturday, February 19th @ 8:00am to 8:00pm

    New York City

    Join us for a mini-immersion trip on the Lower East Side to learn more about the history of immigration as well as current issues facing immigrants in the city. Make some new friends, eat delicious food and learn more about social justice! You will learn something new whether you’ve lived in NYC your whole life or just moved here this semester.  

    • Commuter Students will be able to stay on campus Friday night as part of the program.
    • The cost to participate will be $25 and includes all meals, travel & activities. 
  • Summer Break

    Flint, Michigan with the Firestone Center

    May 20 to 27, 2022

    The Firestone Center is a nonprofit social justice center in downtown Flint, Michigan. This trip explores the water crisis in Flint and its intersections with race and poverty. Students engage with local community partner organizations in the city each day and meet with local leaders over a meal in the evenings. Key Issue Areas for this trip include Environmental Justice, Racial Justice and Economic Development.

    • Trip Cost before fundraising efforts: $700
    • The group will drive to and from Flint


Application Procedure:

  1. In order for your application to be considered, you must complete the application form below and make your $25 deposit here under the "LOVE Trip Participant Payments" section. The application deadline is Sunday, March 27th at 11:59pm. You will be contacted about your acceptance to the program on Monday, March 28th. All participants will be expected to attend an orientation to the program, Navigating LOVE, on Tuesday, March 29th @ 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
  2. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jacquie Martin at jacquie.martin@manhattan.edu or 718-862-7477

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Justice is what love looks like in public!

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