MBA Students Volunteer in Mexico During Fall Break
Over fall break, a group of six Full-time and Evening MBA students traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to volunteer at Centro Infantil de los Angeles, an organization that provides free daycare and preschool to the local community. The trip was organized through the MBA Student Government Association (SGA).
This was the second year that Georgetown McDonough students volunteered at the school, where they supported the full-time staff at the daycare with children ages 1 to 3 years old. Activities included playing and coloring with the children, brushing teeth, changing diapers, feeding, and cleaning.
The SGA chose to partner again with Centro Infantil de los Angeles as part of their goal to foster impactful relationships. “This is a part of our sustainability efforts to form long-term, meaningful relationships with organizations, which we can pass along (to future MBA classes),” said James Chen (MBA’18), vice president of community and sustainability.
Clark Britan (MBA’18) wanted to participate in the trek to not only make a social impact, but also to immerse himself in a new culture.
“I wanted the opportunity to volunteer for a great organization, where I knew I would make a difference. I also was very interested in the international aspect of the trip as I love to experience new countries and cultures,” Britan said. “It was a great opportunity to meet other like-minded Georgetown McDonough students.”
His favorite part of the trip was “walking into the classroom each morning and seeing the smiles on the kids’ faces.”
Chen believes that the annual volunteer trek serves as an important time for self-reflection.
“It provides students an opportunity to dedicate time to volunteer efforts. The trek is more structured and allows for more in-depth and self-reflective volunteer opportunities for MBA students,” Chen said. “Additionally, it aligns with Georgetown’s Jesuit values and emphasis on improvement of the global community.”