Interacting with reality is one of the key missions of Gonzaga, and Jesuit education broadly. We have to do more than simply acknowledge difference in the world. Instead, we must face it bravely and intimately, on the street level.
“Perhaps the thing I value most about the work of immersion and accompaniment is that it helps us work those muscles that root us to our place in the world. Not because we retreat further into our own identity but because we begin to clarify how we might live in relationship to others who aren’t like us.” – Jeff Dodd
Timothy Hogan (’81) recalls his time at the Gelli home in Florence with such fondness, he’s championing a scholarship to help more students have that opportunity.