Greensboro, NC: Civil Rights & Homelessness

The Greensboro location, with its rich history in the Civil Rights movement, provides an ideal environment to begin to explore the issues of poverty, homelessness, hunger, and discrimination. Participants will engage with clientele of all ages and walks of life throughout the week by supporting community organizations, including HeadStart, Greensboro Urban Ministries, and Hampton Leadership Academy, among others. Through hands-on experiences, students engage with the impoverished and those who work with them in a unique, direct, and personal way.

In conjunction with volunteering, Greensboro participants have the opportunity to explore the culture of the town by visiting the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, exploring the trails of the Underground Railroad, and speaking to innovative social entrepreneurs and policymakers in the area. Students also get to experience lively discussions and enriching activities while staying together at Christ Church United Methodist in High Point, NC, just outside Greensboro.

To see more about what you'll be experiencing in Greensboro, feel free to visit these links:

http://www.nhsa.org/

http://greensborourbanministry.org/

http://schoolcenter.gcsnc.com/education/school/school.php?sectionid=7065

Questions or comments? Please contact Jenny Davidson, Coordinator of Student Service Learning, at jdavidson@wlu.edu or 540-458-4669.

Maximum Number of Participants: 15