Spring Semester Opportunities

Spring Break Urban Immersion 2017

This intensive five-day service trip in St. Louis explores poverty, socioeconomic disparity, community relationships, St. Louis history and neighborhood culture. Participants will approach these topics within one of two trip options, through lenses of housing and homelessness or education systems.

Housing and Homelessness

  • Partner with numerous organizations that form a coalition to address all steps in meeting housing needs for St. Louis’ most vulnerable homeless individuals, including Mission St. Louis, a community empowerment oriented organization in Old North, and Urban Strategies, a community leadership, policy and change organization located downtown.
  • Participants will explore complex challenges and micro, mezzo and macro level efforts to address homelessness and housing.
  • The trip will be housed downtown.

Education Systems

  • Partner public, charter and private elementary schools and the community organizations with whom they collaborate.
  • Participants will explore education options and choices, community engagement efforts and challenges, child advocacy, and indicators for program success.
  • The trip will be housed near Tower Grove Park.

Leader Applications are live and may be handed into the Gephardt Institute, DUC 150, or emailed to Tim Dugan (timothy.dugan@wustl.edu).

Download the application

Application deadline: Friday, January 27, 5pm.