This program, targeted towards first-year students, introduced students to service-learning and to this topic; students spent 4 days downtown working with the Mustard Seed shelter. In addition to volunteer projects, participants heard from guest speakers and learned about poverty and homelessness from members of our community and various experiential learning activities.
“The experience was incredible and one of a kind. Not only did we learn valuable lessons that we may not have found elsewhere, it was rewarding, relationship building, challenging, and I feel we completed the program having learned about ourselves, our city, our society, and greater depth into a community most people had never been a part of, and therefore previously knew little about.” –2012 Participant
“I had a blast and saw my city in a new light.” — 2012 Participant