May 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
  • Alternative Spring Break

    Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019 - Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Time: All Day

    Alternative Spring Break trips allow students to immerse in another culture for a week. During this time, students may be staying in a church or community building, interacting with people whose cultures differ from their own, and living in a way that they may be unaccustomed to living. These trips can count towards an Engaged Learning credit for graduation and involve about 30-35 hours of community service work with nonprofit organizations.

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    Animal Welfare in Savannah, TN

    Located in Hardin County, Horse Creek Wildlife Sanctuary and Animal Refuge includes over 2,000 acres devoted to the conservation of native wildlife and provides shelter and adoption services for abandoned and abused dogs. During this trip, we will learn about principles of animal welfare and serve in the shelter and on the property.

    Sustainable Community Building in New Orleans, LA

    More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is still rebuilding. We will explore sustainable, equitable community building in a vibrant city and serve with organizations working to revitalize the city through various community development projects.

    Unpacking Urban Poverty in Detroit, MI

    Whether you know it as Motown, Hockeytown, or Motor City—Detroit carries a lot of baggage in the nation’s mind. But this is not the whole story. Join us in Detroit as we serve with Cass Community Social Services and unpack the myths and realities of urban poverty.

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    Fees: $50 (only accepted applicants will make a payment)
    Category: Student Life