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Trinity Habitat for Humanity
Sustainable & Affordable Housing
Fort Worth, Tx
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. To that end, Trinity Habitat for Humanity strives to: build and renovate high quality, affordable housing, advocate on behalf of those in need of decent housing, and serve as a partner and catalyst to create healthy and sustainable communities.
Food & Friends
The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling. Students at this site will be working to package meals for those members of the community.
Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina Island, CA
To further explore issues relating to the environment and sustainability, volunteers will then be going to Catalina Island Conservancy. Their mission is to be a responsible steward of our lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. The Conservancy is a leader in conservation programs that protect and restore endangered species and threatened habitats. Volunteers will be assisting in the removal of invasive species, working on beach clean-ups, and help in the upkeep of trails on the island.
Friends of Refugees
Friends of Refugees strives to empower refugees through opportunities that provide for their well-being, education and employment. In 2015, Friends of Refugees’ volunteers gave more than 40,000 hours to serve over 4,000 individuals across 7 program areas. Students at this site will be going through a refugee simulation experience, learning about the overall program and engaging in service opportunities within different programs in the FOR’s program.
Adaptive Learning and Therapy
Capstone’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals of all abilities and to encourage acceptance and inclusion within the surrounding community. Capstone Academy provides inclusive learning opportunities for all children, focusing on early intervention for children with developmental disabilities who are at risk of delay. This facility strives to fulfill the needs of the community for both children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities such as pervasive developmental disorders, cerebral palsy, and autism. Capstone strives to be the premier provider of services to children and adults with all types of abilities and disabilities by providing well planned and well executed programs, cares, and facilities.
Children's Museum of Phoenix
Acting on the principle that learning is a joy, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix’s mission is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness. Volunteers will be working directly with children in the museum as well as helping with behind the scene projects.
La Crosse, WI
The Center serves a voice and presence for LGBT people and their allies by promoting understanding and building connections regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. They reach this goal through advocacy and speaking to community members as well as offering a welcoming space for all people by providing support groups and organizing LGBT social events. The Center, which is 100% operated, maintained and supported by volunteers, serves 11 counties in the western Wisconsin, northern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota.
Sugar Land, TX
Creative Dreams Outreach Center is an after-school arts and tutoring program that offers free art, dance and music lessons as well as academic tutoring. Services are available to youth age 11-18 who come from a family with lower income, have a single parent or are part of the foster care system. Volunteers at this site will be helping with programming and working with students in the center.