Current Service Trip Information

Winter Break Trips (Feb. 28-March 8)

“Messy Mississippi River Clean Up”
Topic(s): Environmental Awareness/Sustainability
Leaders: Angela Zook (’16) & Jamie Harrings (’16)
Advisor: Simon Sager
In Memphis, TN the Mississippi flows through, kind of. It is one of the most trash-laden areas of the Mississippi and there have been efforts to reduce the trash. We will be leading a group down to work with Living Lands and Waters to clean up the shoreline and islands of the Mississippi in Memphis to restore the aesthetically pleasing landscape and to help with the environmental conservation there.

“Flood Relief in Colorado”
Topic(s): Natural Disaster Relief
Leaders: Nicole Ballah (’16) & Mullohoji Juraev (‘15)
Advisor: TBD
We will be working with the community of Glen Haven, Colorado, which suffered from a devastating flood in September 2013. During this trip, we will focus on helping to restore this community. We plan to work with the Glen Haven Volunteer Fire Department in assisting with flood relief work.

“Be the Difference in East St. Louis”
Topic(s): Homelessness, Poverty
Leaders: Anna Askegaard (‘17) & Tawanda Murinda (‘15)
Adviser: Pastor Ramona
East St. Louis was once a blooming industrial city; lately however, it has been a city suffering from the loss of jobs causing high rates of poverty and homelessness. The participants on this service trip will be volunteering with an organization working to pull East St. Louis out of poverty and homelessness through the use of their various programs. These programs include, working in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and various other opportunities.  

“Break A Difference”
Topic(s): Homelessness, Poverty
Leaders: Ellie Oberheu (’16) & Adam Anderson (‘17)
Adviser: TBD
We will be going to Baltimore, Maryland for spring break. We will be working with the homeless population, through various acts. We will be supporting the local food bank, homeless shelters, and other agencies that work with homelessness. Break a difference is partnered with United Way and offers this opportunity to many other colleges. It will be very likely we will be working with other college students for different universities.

“Caring for Kids in East St. Louis, IL” 
Topic(s): Youth Development, Education
Leaders: Selasi Ametewee
Adviser: Ieshia Brown and Ruth Tibbott
The Christian Activities Center was formed by a group of Baptist fellowships united to form ministry partnerships in East St. Louis. As participants, we will be providing hands-on work with children giving them and us the chance to grow in education and ministry. During our time there, we will have the opportunity to tutor kids and organize programs that encourage holistic growth and nurturing opportunities to families in East St. Louis, Illinois. We will also have the awesome privilege of experiencing CAC’s child-led church!

“Students UKnight for Service”
Topic(s): TBD
Leaders: Dylan Edeker (‘17) & Sophia Corpstein (‘16)
Adviser: Tony Smith
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Topic(s): Women’s Rights, Human Trafficking
Leaders: April Magneson & Sabrina Sieg
Adviser: TBD
No description-hopefully out in Pittsburg, PA