Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Advocacy and Service in DC: Bridging the Gap Between Promise and Reality
A service-learning immersion project in Washington, DC, that examines homelessness, poverty, and community response-ability. As a team, students and faculty work in outreach and support agencies in Washington, and attend presentations from non-profits that address public policy on working families and the poor. These agencies include DC Central Kitchen, Thrive DC, So Others Might Eat, Martha’s Table, the National Alliance for the Homeless and the National Coalition of the Homeless. The team will process their observations and experiences in group reflection. This project includes pre-departure meetings in the fall term in which we develop skills in effective communication and group reflection, and research and discuss topics relevant to our January work.