A.W.A.Y. (Active Warriors All Year) is an initiative of the Office of Student Engagement which engages students in altruism and social justice initiatives.
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
We will be going AWAY to Philadelphia to volunteer at the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission! Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission serves the homeless by providing meal service programs, shelter, and resources for both men and women. Our day will consist of a tour of the Sunday Breakfast facilities, serving a meal, and pitching in with a facility-based project that can include cleaning program rooms, sorting and organization donations, painting, or assisting with other preparations.
The trip is FREE for ESU students (with their student ID) and it includes transportation and a boxed lunch. Sign up in the SAA Office, University Center #223 with a $10 deposit reimbursed day of event.
Contact Melissa Cement a firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
AWAY Puerto Rico
March 9-16, 2018
We will be going AWAY to Puerto Rico to help with Hurricane Maria relief. We will spend our Spring Break serving in the south eastern communities of the island, where the hurricane made landfall. In partnership with four municipalities and other civic organizations, we will have three teams of service that students can sign up for:
- Brigades: We will travel to four different municipalities providing training brigades in First Aid, Crisis Management, Yoga, and children services.
- Seniors: We will be serving the most affected by Hurricane Maria. We will be trained as caretakers of Puerto Rico’s largest demographic, helping with health needs, as well as home maintenance.
- Conservation: We will be helping provide maintenance to devastated areas in national and state parks, as well as the development of street signs to replace those blown away in numerous communities.
Trip Dates: March 9-16, 2019
Applications available: Thursday, November 1
Applications & Interview Sign up Due: Friday, November 9th (in SAA Office)
Interviews: November 12-30, 2018
Team Announcement: December 3rd
First Team Meeting: Thursday, December 6, 3:00pm
Plane Ticket Cost Due: January 25, 2019
No passport is needed to travel to Puerto Rico (valid State ID is needed).
COST PER PERSON:
Travel Cost: $900 (includes flight, lodging, transportation, meals, training, and t-shirt)
Supplies: An additional cost for supplies will be added to the trip, which team members can fund-raise for.
Deposit Payment:$350 (for plane booking due January 25, 2019 in International Programs)
Additional Funding May Include:
Grants: Several faculty and staff are applying for grants to help subsidize costs
Donations: Students will receive training on fundraising through family and friends
Fundraisers: Team members will collaborate to host fundraisers during Spring semester
Out of pocket: Student is ultimately responsible for the total cost of the trip
Program is coordinated as a partnership between Student Engagement; Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice; Psychology; Art + Design; International Programs; and Campus Rec & Wellness.
For more information contact Fernando Alcántar, Director of Student Engagement, at email@example.com.