Rosie '13 and Kate '12 LaSalle-Klein Lead through Service
September 29th, 2014
Two alumnae sisters spent their 2013 summers in service to others in Ghana and El Salvador.
Kate LaSalle-Klein '12 worked for seven weeks with Sr. Peggy O'Neill, S.C., at the Centro Arte para la Paz (http://capsuchitoto.org/
en/) in Suchitoto, El Salvador. She coordinated a city-wide mural project with five primary schools where she also taught art. Her work was supported by a Jean Donovan Fellowship from the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University.
After her work at the center she joined her father and 45 others for the 10-day Ignatian Solidarity Network delegation with administrators and students from Jesuit universities and high schools from around the United States in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador. Her father, a professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Santa Clara University, shared his book Blood and Ink: Ignacio Ellacuria, Jon Sobrino, and the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America (Orbis Books, 2014) with participants.
Rosie LaSalle-Klein '13, Kate's sister, traveled for ten days to Ghana in West Africa with Global Medical Brigades. She was part of a team of doctors, nurses, and students in the health sciences from Seattle University (and two other universities) that set up a short term clinic in a rural area without access to health care. The clinic is the first step in a long range strategy to offer public health education for the region. Upon returning, she worked for two and a half months on a genetics research project supported by a grant from Seattle University.