Serving our Communities and Our World
Pacifica has teamed up with Partners in Hope to help serve in Africa. Partners in Hope runs an AIDS clinic in the capital city of Lilongwe. Currently the clinic serves 3,000 aids patients each month. Not only do patients come to the clinic, but the doctors make visits to distant villages to serve people in need. Pacifica will take ten students this summer to serve at the clinic and at a local orphanage. Showing students the face of Africa and allowing them to exercise Christian charity is an important part of one’s education and often proves to be a life changing experience.
Partners in Malawi is a non-profit organization made up of concerned Southern Californians that seeks to promote awareness of this epidemic through the efforts of Dr. Perry Jansen and the Partners in Hope Community Clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi. The organization shares the vision of Dr. Jansen and the clinic’s staff of helping to relieve the suffering and promote healing with the expansion of the clinic’s available services. Dr. Jansen has carefully identified the needs of the community. We can be a part of the healing but we urgently need your help.
The Senior Trip – “TATTOOED”
Pacifica seeks the development of young people who have compassion, understanding and love for our world both local and global. As learning is applied in real life settings it is emblazoned or “Tattooed” on the hearts and minds of young people. Both knowledge and experience converge to create learning opportunities that bring perspective, stimulate thought and pose new questions.
Service at Pacifica culminates with the Senior Trip. However, it begins in the freshman year as students think about, question and grapple with the class virtue. Each year the students interact with their class virtue through curricular assignments, small groups, service trips, chapel and conversation amidst peers and faculty.
Freshman Virtue – Courage
Sophomore Virtue – Integrity
Junior Virtue – Compassion
Senior Virtue – Humility
The Senior Trip is a 36 hour trip centered on the theme of humility. Students, as a unified group, engage a local community in Southern California. There is a mixture of group activity and conversation as well as independent time for journaling and reflection. As students interact, they are asked to consider the topic of humility, compassion, love, and purpose and how their life’s work might be an interplay between vocation and the Christian virtues.