La Salle University will partner with the Center for Environmental Transformation, located in Camden, NJ, for a seven-day immersion trip, taking upwards of 20 students. The goal of the program is to give students a better understanding of the economic and societal challenges that Camden faces as one of the poorest cities in the United States while performing meaningful service. During the week, students will also have the opportunity to work with various nonprofits in the community.
The Center for Environmental Transformation (CFET) is an environmental retreat center with an urban farm located in Camden, NJ that engages and educates people of all backgrounds to practice a more environmentally responsible way of living on the planet. Founded out of a faith community, rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition of social and environmental justice, CFET works in partnership with the community to advance solutions to environmental challenges and to create a sustainable and healthy source of fresh food.