We Offer: Immersion Learning & Experiential Education

Many of UUCSJ’s programs are described as offering opportunities for immersion learning, instead of service, because we want to emphasize the equal relationships between all involved. People are the experts of their own lives and participants have much to learn from the glimpses into their experience they offer us through our programming.

As participants learn from UUCSJ partners, whether in Arizona, West Virginia, or online UUCSJ believes that our service really begins when we get home, or after we complete a workshop, returning to our daily lives with new perspectives, awareness, and inspiration that will compel and inform our ongoing activism.


In collaboration with partners, UUCSJ offers engaging, small-group workshops to individuals and groups interested in deepening their knowledge on particular justice issues and/or strengthening their justice work in a collaborative setting. Click here to learn more and view our current workshop listing.


The Volunteer program is designed to be a powerful opportunity for individuals who are willing to lend their time, compassion, and skills to leave a meaningful impact with one of our partner organizations – while also deepening their understanding of systems of injustice and reflecting on one’s personal connection to justice work. Click here to learn more and view current volunteer opportunities with UUCSJ partners.

Summer Internships

The UU College of Social Justice offered summer internships for young adults ages 18 to 24 who who wish to deepen their engagement with social justice and discover new ways to put their faith into action. Our goal was to offer young adults a first-hand experience of grassroots justice work within a framework of spiritual grounding. Click here to learn more about Summer Internships. NOTE: UUCSJ will not host its Summer Internship program in Summer 2021.

Immersion Journeys

UUCSJ Immersion Journey program allows participants to travel together to learn deeply about systems of injustice by learning from the people deeply impacted and on the frontline of community-based organizing. Participants return home with new perspectives, awareness, and inspiration to continue justice work. Click here to learn more about Immersion Journeys. NOTE: Journeys have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at hvickery@uucsj.org and 617-301-4303