During spring break, 48 Waynesburg University students will serve outside of the Waynesburg community, both domestically and abroad. University faculty and staff will lead three Faith, Learning and Service Immersion Trips, covering a variety of academic and professional interests.
The projects include partnerships with The Pittsburgh Project in Pittsburgh, Pa., Habitat for Humanity Work Camp in Concord, N.C., and Strong Missions in Carrillos, Costa Rica.
The Pittsburgh Project – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Twenty Waynesburg University students will serve The Pittsburgh Project (TPP) for a weeklong work camp Sunday, March 6, through Friday, March 11. Adrienne Tharp, coordinator of the Bonner Scholar Program, will serve as the trip leader.
Located on the north side of Pittsburgh, TPP is a Christian community development organization that serves vulnerable homeowners in neighborhoods throughout the city by providing home repairs. TPP is committed to meeting the needs of the Pittsburgh community and providing inner-city housing ministries.
Habitat for Humanity Work Camp – Concord, N.C.
Eighteen students will spend their spring break in Concord, N.C., from Sunday, March 6, through Saturday, March 12. Chad Sherman, assistant professor of communication, and Brandon Szuminsky, instructor of communication, will serve as trip leaders.
To address substandard housing issues in North Carolina, students will serve with the Lake Norman, N.C., Habitat for Humanity affiliate to assist in building homes for residents.
Strong Missions – Carrillos, Costa Rica
Ten Waynesburg University students will spend part of their spring break from Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, March 13, working with Strong Missions.
Located in Carrillos, Costa Rica, Strong Missions is a Christian organization that specializes in serving and providing for the needs of low income Costa Rican individuals. Christopher Kellner, resident director at Waynesburg University, and Mary Cummings, senior vice president for Student Services and Enrollment, will serve as trip leaders.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
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