Leaders: Kafila Odesanya '04 and Mahi Demissie '06 Would you like to spend your Fall Break working with children? Would you like to spend some time in Chicago? We will be tutoring pre-school and middle school kids, helping at a soup kitchen, and teaching English to minority groups and/or immigrants. In the meantime, we will be working to create awareness about multi-cultural differences and appreciating them. Throughout the week we will be volunteering during the day but we will have evenings free to enjoy the Chicago area. Pictures from this trip
East St. Louis
Leaders: David Wylie '06 and Molly Goodwin-Kucinsky '06 This trip will focus on urban development issues in East St. Louis, a community across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Missouri. We'll be working with Emerson Park Development Corporation on neighborhood projects, such as repairing rehab houses and homes for the elderly. Emerson Park Development Corporation combats pervasive problems with urban decay by focusing on street repair, beautification, housing, and education. We'll work on several different physical projects throughout the week, and will stay in a local church. Pictures from this trip
Leaders: Graeme MIller '06 and Reid Wyatt '06 This trip will focus on issues of poverty and hunger. We will be working with a Food Bank and a soup kitchen to learn about the effects of hunger. Additionally, we are going to engage in construction projects with United Way to help rehabilitate homes in low-income neighborhoods. We will be leading a fun trip to Minneapolis, one which our members will enjoy and learn about many issues facing people in poverty trhough direct, hands-on service in the Minneapolis area.
Leaders: Matt Pflaum '06 and Rose Wilson '06 Our trip is going to Mankato, Minnesota, just four hours away from Grinnell. We plan on building a house with Habitat for Humanity and doing some other activities such as tutoring, working in a soup kitchen among some possibilities. We will be staying in a church and working with other Habitat affiliates. Pictures from this trip