Trips Offered in 2019-2020
Dates: Dec. 31 through Jan. 13
On this experience, students will partner with Community Collaborations International in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Community Collaborations International has been working with volunteers in Puerto Rico for the past seven years and work side by side with local non-profit agencies based on community development and engagement. Partners for this experience vary. Our group will be working with local agencies such as Para La Naturaleza (conservation), Coalición Pro Corredor Ecológico del Noreste (conservation), Amigos del Yunque (conservation and responsible recreation), Yucae (agro-ecology), Alianza Pro-Desarrollo Económico de Ceiba (APRODEC) (clean up and restoration), Playa Guayanes Community (restoring homes), Endeavors (home repairs, cleanup), Casa Montessori (garden/yard work), Boys and Girls Club (facility cleaning), Refugio El Nazareno (facility renovation)
Community Collaborations International projects work to help families rebuild their homes, support community youth programs, and help restore areas of the environment that have been devastated by hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Dates: Dec. 28 through Jan. 13
On this experience, students will partner with ICPSD (Institute for Community Partnerships and Sustainable Development) in Lomé, Togo.
ICPSD was created to help keep local populations at the center of their own development. ICPSD acts as an educator and facilitator of an approach similar to that of land grant universities in the United States.
In this model, researchers work with a wide variety of partners in order to promote sustainable economic development and welfare in their local region, state and country.
ICPSD partners with research institutions, universities, schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, national and local governments, local communities and international development partners in order to help them utilize and establish a successful land grant like model to support resiliency and sustainable development in communities throughout Africa.
This trip will include construction and renovation work with a local primary school in Lomé.