Winter Trips

Supporting the Homeless and Building Relationships

Community Partners: SafeHouse Outreach/International Rescue Committee/Gateway Center

Atlanta, GA

Dec. 12, 2019 – Dec. 18, 2019

Coordinator: Christopher Feltner

Social Issues: Homelessness & Refugee Resettlement

Students will provide assistance to Safehouse Outreach, a homelessness support organization in Atlanta, GA. The organization develops relationships with members of the homeless population to build trust and give resources to individuals with the goal of aiding them to move off of the street.

Let’s Serve New Orleans

Community Partner: Network New Orleans

New Orleans. LA,

Dec. 12, 2019 – Dec. 18, 2019

Coordinator: Natalya Reid

Social Issues: Homelessness & Food Access

For this trip we will be traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana to help combat homelessness. We will be working with NetWork New Orleans Volunteers. Our projects will include home rebuilding, assisting local homeless shelters, and serving food to the homeless. We will also spend Sunday as our free day to explore the rich Louisiana culture.

Bridging Independence: Working with Different Abilities in Tallahassee

Community Partner: Ability 1st

Tallahesse, FL ​

Dec. 12, 2019 – Dec. 18, 2019

Coordinator: Danielle Mapp & Chelsey Ameda

Social Issue: Different Abilities

Ability 1st offers support services, advocacy and information to empower people with disabilities to live independently. We will be building accessibility ramps and assisting with group activities.

Water for Knowledge and Soil for Experience: Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico

Community Partner: All Hands and Hearts

Yabucoa, Puerto Rico​

Dec. 29, 2019 – Jan. 4, 2020

Coordinators: Angeliki Papari-Kosiori & Alyssa Heiden

Social Issue: Disaster Relief

We will be travelling to Yabucoa municipality and staying in the Martorell neighborhood. Our team will focus on roof repair of flat, one-story cement roofs, critical repair of windows and doors to guard against the elements and mold sanitization. The volunteers will be provided with 3 meals a day for 5 days and we will also have a free activity day on New Years. Meals are not provided during free days but the school building that will accomodate us has a refrigerator and a small kitchen where we can store our own food.