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Elon students use Spring Break for service projects

Dozens of Elon University students are taking part in Alternative Break service trips this month to destinations across the United States, the Caribbean and in France. The programs were organized by the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life, and the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.

Elon University student Greg Zitelli coaches two students at a Jamaican school as part of Catholic Campus Ministry's 2011 Spring Break service trip.

Faculty and staff advisors accompany Alternative Break programs.

University chaplain emeritus Richard McBride and his wife, Wendy, joined students on the Katrina Relief Trip to New Orleans. Since 2005, Elon has sent more than 25 groups to the Gulf Coast for various service opportunities related to storm recovery.

Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement

New Orleans: Katrina Relief Housing Rehabilitation with Phoenix of New Orleans (8 participants)
Dominican Republic: Building affordable housing with Cambiando Vidas (9 participants)
Honduras: Education with street children with Pronino (12 participants)
Jamaica: Education with rural children with Vijon (12 participants)

Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life

Truitt Center
Taizé, France: Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Taizé Monastery (10 participants)
Catholic Campus Ministry
Jamaica: Working with “Above the Rocks” in the Franciscan Community doing house rehabilitation (13 participants)
Jacksonville, Florida: Habitat for Humanity (7 participants)
Los Angeles: Working with various agencies related to hunger and homelessness (12 participants)
Baptist Student Union
Belize:Working with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship helping with construction of a church facility, and leading faith development activities with children (9 participants)

Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

Jacksonville, Florida: United Way agencies (local food bank, homeless shelter, after-school program) and site visits to regional businesses, including the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team and the PGA Tour (7 participants)


Eric Townsend,
3/25/2011 12:28 PM