March 22nd – March 31st, 2013
[Price includes travel, the worksite fees, room and board between Sunday night - Saturday morning, and the nightly program. Fundraising from personal networks is encouraged!]
This trip will provide you with an opportunity to:
Interact with the people of the recovering city of New Orleans and learn from them.
We will engage with residents throughout the week, ranging from the people we will be serving alongside to the residents we will meet in the neighborhood.
Practically make a difference in the community.
We will be working with various organizations and non-profits from Monday-Friday of our week.
Learn about the complex issues New Orleans residents are facing.
We will have a pre-service orientation and engage in discussion about various topics related to the injustice and poverty in the city, ect.
Be apart of and live in a diverse community for a week.
There will be students from Brown, RISD, MIT, Middlebury, University of Hartford, Colby College, Western Connecticut State, Southern Connecticut College, and Northshore Community College on our trip. Our team will include undergrads from a variety of countries and faith backgrounds. We will have the opportunity to engage one another throughout our time together in New Orleans.
Explore how faith impacts the way in which we pursue justice and service.
On five of the evenings the group will have a chance to read Bible exerpts and engage in small group discussions relating to the topics of Jesus and how He responds to injustice and other related topics.
To Apply for the 2013 trip – Please click here: ServeUPlication.
The 2013 Team is now FULL. However, if you would like to apply with the link above and be added to the waitlist, please do!
Other Urban Project Opportunities
Urban projects are ministry experiences which InterVarsity runs in many major American cities each spring and summer. Some are just a week or two long, usually over spring or winter break. But most are from 5-8 weeks long (these are actual “internships”), usually beginning mid-June. They nearly all share a common commitment to teaching certain values, such as exploring issues such as justice, poverty, racism, racial reconciliation, violence, lifestyle, biblical community, and the ministry of the urban church.
For more information about projects happening throughout the country, click here.