Come for a life-changing experience in Washington, D.C. this spring break! This group will work one-on-one with the homeless community by providing service and do political advocacy by visiting elected officials. Not only will students visit the heart of the country, but they will also experience the true DC - including the poor, the middle, and the upper classes. This trip may also include the opportunity to be a part of a 48 hour homeless challenge.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to begin a project with strangers and leave with a sense of community? This New Orleans trip will focus on working with communities through service projects and volunteering. Throughout the process, by seeing through a different lens, we will grow an experience spiritual insight about the meaning of service.
Working with the White Earth Land Recovery Project, we will explore Food Justice and Restorative Land Justice issues from an Ojibwe perspective along with other religious perspectives. We will be work with community members while learning about sustainable communities, treaty rights, and the food justice movement. On past trips, we had the opportunity to tap for maple syrup, corn braiding, and farming techniques.
On this trip, we will connect with several different, inclusive church communities to learn about hospitality and food justice in an urban context through service. We will also take time to reflect spiritually, as we walk the labyrinths at Grace Cathedral and talk together in the evenings. As a participant you’ll learn what it means to love your neighbors and make a difference-in San Francisco and locally back home.
Join us for an exciting and inclusive trip for LGBTQIA-identified folk and allies alike! Together, we'll participate in the multi-faceted and dynamic queer community in San Francisco while exploring intersections of queer identity with poverty, race, religion, and more! Last, but definitely not least, we'll engage in Twin Cities and San Francisco based service efforts to give back to our community and make lasting connections!
Learn more and apply to be a part of a Catalyst Spring Break Service Trip. Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 waiting list. Please note that we are no longer offering scholarships for the 2013 year.
Check out our exciting 2013 Catalyst Blogs. Not only will you learn more about the trips, but students will give daily updates about their work in New Orleans, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.. White Earth will be posting after spring break because they will not have internet access on the trip.
You can also view blogs from past Catalyst Trips!
Check out our video and image gallery to see what a Catalyst trip is like!
Chicago: Community partners include Little Black Pearl, and others.
New Orleans - First Street United Methodist Church
First Street UMC- Service opportunities at First Street
included physical work on people’s homes and community involvement with
neighborhood people as needed. Washington DC: Community partners include the N Street Shelter; the Steinbruck Center; the National Coalition for the Homeless; DC Central Kitchen; and SOME, So Others Might Eat.
The 2013 John Wesley Award winners are Lynne Chung and Heather Hammond (undergraduate), Domonique Gilmore (law/grad), Melissa Embser-Herbert (faculty), and Sherrie Fernandez-Williams (staff).
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