Volume 16 • Issue 3
Southwestern @ Georgetown
Southwestern @ Georgetown
Southwestern @ Georgetown
Photos: Students get to work during the 10th anniversary of Destination: Service at Tierra Madre (top), Glide Memorial United Methodist Church (middle), and Gila National Wilderness (bottom).

Destination: Service Celebrates 10 Years

— Beverly Jones, University Chaplain

Destination: Service 2005 took nearly 60 students to six different sites around the country and across the border to do volunteer service over spring break. Students worked with non-profit, religious and government agencies to provide basic services to persons in need. Through direct service experiences, students learn about social and environmental problems in our society and reflect on their own role in them. Days are spent volunteering, participating in reflection groups, cooking, eating and learning about the local cultures. The trips are planned to help students get out of their comfort zones, learn new things and encounter the world and themselves in new ways. Destination: Service, supported by the University and sponsored through the Office of Religious Life, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. In that time, 486 students and over 50 faculty and staff have joined to serve, learn and grow together. This year Destination: Service trips included:

  • Gila National Wilderness, Southwestern New Mexico
  • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, San Francisco, California
  • Project Open Hand, San Francisco, California
  • Cornerstone Ministries Nuevo Progreso, Mexico
  • Tierra Madre, Sunland Park, New Mexico
  • Martha O’Bryan Center, Nashville, Tennessee