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Washington, DC: Hunger & Policy

The Washington, DC, Volunteer Venture trip is unique for its placement in our nation's capital and thus has a strong focus on the relationship of public policy and urban poverty. The trip's focus is on humanizing the faces of homelessness, hunger, and poverty in an urban setting, goals supported by work with organizations such as DC Coalition for the Homeless, DC Central Kitchen, and Food and Friends. These excursions provide hands-on volunteer experience and bring students into direct contact with both impoverished persons and those who work alongside them to alleviate hunger and homelessness.

Participants also spend a day on Capitol Hill meeting with lobbyists and touring the capital. When not at work, students stay at First Trinity Lutheran Church in the heart of the District, tour capital landmarks, meet with alumni, and enjoy an extra week with twenty fellow-Generals.

To see more about what you'll be experiencing in Washington, here's some reading:

"Nonprofits are Businesses"

"National Coalition for the Homeless"

"So Others Might Eat"

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