One thing that DePaul works hard to do is immerse itself in the city. It helps that we live basically in the center of everything. It also helps that DePaul centers on working toward social justice. This year was the first year that DePaul was selected to be part of On the Table.
On the Table is an event where Chicago organizations are invited to attend a dinner event where people get together and discuss current issues occurring in Chicago and ways to fix these issues.
DePaul invited a select group of students to participate in this event and I was luckily invited to attend. Led by our president, Father Holtschneider, we were able to come up with viable solutions to some of Chicago's problems.
Some of the topics we focused on were education and violence. Through much contemplation, we came up with a few solutions that we all submitted to the Chicago Community Trust. Essentially, the Chicago Community Trust works with On the Table and sponsors some of the solutions that the participating organizations come up with.
I have been involved in a few things like these at DePaul and I think it is great that I can not only be involved with DePaul but I can also be involved with the community.