Southwestern

Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Civic Engagement


Destination: Service

Destination: Service is how Southwestern students get involved in volunteer service over Spring Break. Each year our trips involve service, adventure, learning and fun all wrapped up in one !

Students return from Destination: Service praising the experience of seeing the world through the eyes of those in different circumstances and the great pleasure found in knowing they made a difference!

Destination: Service 2014 Applications are Ready

Urban Housing & Food Banks in Tuscon, AZ 2013

 

 

2013 Photo Galleries

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    Nine Southwestern students spent their 2013 spring break on a service trip to Tucson. They volunteered at a local food bank, met refugees who have been resettled in Tucson by the United Nations Refugee Agency and went on a “Desert Walk” with a group that provides humanitarian assistance to immigrants.
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    Eight Southwestern students spent their spring break in 2013 helping a family outside New Orleans whose house had been ruined by a hurricane. They helped replace a floor, stained a deck and even washed the family dog.

Destination: Service Through the Years

 
2013
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Epworth Hurricane Recovery Center – Slidell, Louisiana
Hunger Outreach and Immigration Education – Tucson, AZ
 
2012
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Beacon of Hope – New Orleans, LA
Community Food Bank/Habitat for Humanity – Tucson, AZ
 
2011
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Tierra Madre – Sunland Park, NM
National Seminar Program (Hum. Traff.) – Washington, DC
National Seminar Program (Hum. Traff.) – NYC
 
2010
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
National Seminar Program (Poverty) – Washington, DC
 
2009
Goodwill Inc., Houston – Houston, TX
Episcopal Diocese of TX Hurricane Ike Relief – Galveston, TX
UMCOR Hurricane Ike Relief – Orange, TX
 
2008
Cornerstone Ministries – Nuevo Progreso, Mexico
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Glide United Methodist Church – San Francisco, CA
Martha O’Bryan Center – Nashville, TN
Tierra Madre – Sunland Park, NM
 
2007
Cornerstone Ministries – Nuevo Progreso, Mexico
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Glide United Methodist Church – San Francisco, CA
Martha O’Bryan Center – Nashville, Tennessee
Tierra Madre – Sunland Park, NM
2006
Episcopal/Lutheran Hurricane Relief – Long Beach, MS
Tierra Madre – Sunland Park, NM
Glide United Methodist Church  – San Francisco, CA
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Martha O’Bryan Center  – Nashville, TN
Cornerstone Ministries – Nuevo Progreso, Mexico
 
2005
Tierra Madre – Sunland Park, NM
Glide United Methodist Church – San Francisco, CA
Project Open Hand – San Francisco, CA
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Martha O’Bryan Center – Nashville, TN
Cornerstone Ministries – Nuevo Progreso, Mexico
 
2004
Tierra Madre – Sunland Park, NM
Glide United Methodist Church – San Francisco, CA
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Martha O’Bryan Center – Nashville, TN
Cornerstone Ministries – Nuevo Progreso, Mexico
 
2003
Cornerstone Ministries – Nuevo Progreso, Mexico
Glide United Methodist Church – San Francisco, CA
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument - Gila Wilderness, NM
Martha O’Bryan Center – Nashville, Tennessee
Heifer Project – Perryville, Arkansas
 
2002
Cornerstone Ministries – Nuevo Progreso, Mexico
Hands Together Ministries – Rio Bravo, Mexico
Glide United Methodist Church – San Francisco, CA
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
M.E.D.I.C.O. – Honduras
Martha O’Bryan Center – Nashville, TN
 
2001
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Navajo Reservation – Tohatchi, NM
Glide United Methodist Church – San Francisco, CA
M.E.D.I.C.O. – Honduras
Youth Service Opportunities Project – New York, NY
 
2000
Habitat for Humanity – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Glide United Methodist Church – San Francisco, California
Four Corners Native American Ministry – Shiprock, NM
M.E.D.I.C.O. – Honduras
Heifer Project – Perryville, Arkansas
 
1999
Habitat for Humanity – Anniston, Alabama
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Urban Outreach – Atlanta, Georgia
Operacion Hogar – Juarez, Mexico
 
1998
Habitat for Humanity – New Orleans, Louisiana
Center of Creative Non-Violence – Washington, D.C.
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Gila Wilderness, NM
Sager Brown UMCOR Center – Baldwin, Louisiana
 
1997
Operacion Hogar – Juarez, Mexico
Good Neighbor Settlement House – Brownsville, TX
 
1996
South Albuquerque Cooperative Ministry – Albuquerque, NM