Spring Break 2015, March 13-22
Destination Domestic is a week-long service trip over Spring Break. The Destination Program at UW–River Falls fosters engaged community members through education, direct service, and reflection. This year's domestic participants will focus on a variety of social issues serving a several different agencies across the United States.
Journey to Hope CommUnity Center to learn more about Immigration
Hope CommUnity is dedicated to empowerment of central Florida's immigrant and working poor communities through education, advocacy and personal growth. Although Apopka has a population of over 40,000 people the issues continue to go unrecognized even within the state of Florida. Over the years, to bring light and assistance to those in need, the organization has fostered the development of many self-help, community and worker organizations to meet basic human needs. Upon arrival the group will be introduced to their home stay family. Along their journey, Destination participants will learn of the many struggles Apopka has endured including poverty, immigration issues, unemployment, racial tension, gang violence, among other pressing issues.
**NOTE: This is an immersion experience. Destination participants on this trip will be placed with one other trip member in a local Hope CommUnity Center family where they will live for the week. Participants will interact with other Destination members throughout the week, while being truly immersed in the Apopka community.
Journey to Living Lands and Waters to learn more about the Environment
You can be a part of an organization that has grown and developed into the only 'industrial strength' river cleanup opportunity like it in the world. Living Lands and Waters is a non-profit environmental organization that is dedicated to restoring the environment. As a participant on this trip you will take part in the river cleanups, watershed conservation initiatives, workshops, tree planting and other conservation efforts. Living Lands and Waters sends teams all over the world to educate and help where there is need. Tennessee's rivers are being devastated by the pollution and unclean materials being dumped into the water. You will experience the hard work and satisfaction of helping restore nature to its natural state. We are not only living on this earth, we are one with it.
Journey to Medici Project to learn more about Urban Poverty/Social Justice
Medici Project exists to equip millennials in influencing culture by serving others. What better way to influence than learning how to serve with strategy and hand on opportunities? From engaging in homeless shelters, refugee camps, urban educational opportunities, and exploring concepts of social entrepreneurship, alternative break trips with Medici Project offers a full range of opportunities to serve those experiencing poverty and hardship in the urban context.
Hurricane Katrina is known as one of the deadliest hurricanes that this country has ever faced. It has been eight years since Katrina, and people all over are still feeling the effect of this natural disaster. The mission of Rebuilding Together is to make a continuing volunteer effort to improve the quality of life of low income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, or single head of households with children, through home repair and revitalization of New Orleans' neighborhoods. Since volunteers are involved in restoring and revitalizing homes from the floor up, Destination participants will be helping in various stages of home reconstruction. One house at a time, we can help the city of New Orleans.
Apply to be a participant
Applications for 2014-2015 will be available starting on Monday, September 29, 2014. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:30pm.
Apply to be an advisor
Applications for 2014-2015 will be available starting Monday, September 29, 2014. Any questions, please email Amy Lloyd at email@example.com. Applications are due Friday, October 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm.
To Be Determined