Untold Stories: Asian-American Identity and History (San Francisco, CA)
Participants will work with agencies serving Asian American communities to understand the history and experiences of Asian people in the USA. Connecting with immigrants across generations, participants will learn about the past and future of these diverse communities.
Leaders: Nate Austria '19 and Hide Akai '19
Cultivating Community (Immokalee, FL)
Participants will engage in hands-on work and communication with working migrant families, examining the impact of income inequality on immigrants' access to housing, education, and social services in a rural farming community. This trip will also explore the impact of cultural traits in shaping immigrants' identity and experience.
Leaders: Ben Hopkins '20 and Ariel Gonzales '21
Opportunity through Education: Providing Safe Passage (Guatemala City, GUA)
Participants will work with Safe Passage, an organization established around the Guatemala City garbage dump that allows access to education for city’s poorest children. Participants will learn about the social, political, and economic issues that surround access to childhood education in the area.
Leaders: Reyna Parker '20 and Louis Mendez '19
Poverty and Homelessness in our Community (Brunswick, ME)
Participants will partner with organizations in the greater Brunswick community that serve individuals and families dealing with homelessness, poverty, or economic insecurity. This trip will explore the social, economic, political, legal, and health implications of living in poverty.
Leaders: Sophie Lewis '21 and Aine Lawlor '21
Indigenous Voices in Pleasant Point, ME
For the Passamaquoddy tribe, education and cultural preservation are powerful forms of resistance to the continued forces of colonization. Participants will learn from educators at Beatrice Rafferty School and the Sipayik Youth & Rec. Center as well as leaders of tribal government, connecting their work to the broader indigenous sovereignty movement.
Leaders: Archer Thomas '21 and Safiya Osei '21
Exploring Disability in a Rural Setting (Hudson, NY)
Participants will engage with disability and ableism in a rural upstate New York population. By living and working in a supportive residential community, students will connect with young adults with developmental disabilities and learn the theory and history of addressing these issues through education and advocacy.
Leaders: Miranda Dils '19 and Kay Torrey '19
Community Health and Advocacy in Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico
Participants will connect with community-based health and advocacy organizations, addressing recuperative efforts post-hurricanes Irma and María. The group will also explore some complexities of Puerto Rican identity with respect to the US mainland. Spanish language skills required.
Leaders: Ellie Heywood '19 and Ray Tarango '20