Branch Out National

Help us develop active citizens!
This year, Branch Out National will be offering the following nine alternative break trips during spring break. Participants on these trips will be working with communities across the East Coast to address and learn about social justice issues ranging from sustainable food systems to affordable housing.  If you are living in any of these locations, or have expertise in these social issues, please let us know!  We’d love to connect you with our participants and learn from your experience.  Email wmbranchout@wm.edu or check out our website.

Here are this year’s trips:

Trip

Community Partner

Location

Knowledge is Power: Tackling the Inequalities of Rural Education KIPP Gaston – http://www.kippgaston.org/ Gaston, NC
Bridging the Achievement Gap: Early Childhood Education in Urban Public Schools Anne Beers Elementary – http://profiles.dcps.dc.gov/Beers+Elementary+School Washington, DC
Roots to Shoots!: Exploring Sustainable Food Systems at Lynchburg Grows Lynchburg Grows – http://www.lynchburggrows.org/ Lynchburg, VA
We Can Work It Out: Examining Labor Inequality with Arch Street UMC Arch St. UMC Philadelphia, PA
Building Hope: Empowering Communities Through Affordable Housing Habitat for Humanity Mount Pleasant, SC
Promoting HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness Through Health Education and Community Outreach in Richmond with Fan Free Clinic Fan Free Clinic Richmond, VA
Bridging the Gap: Examining Rural Health Care in Northern Neck, VA Northern Neck Free Clinic Kilmarnock, VA
Serving Social Justice: Exploring the Intersections of Hunger, Homelessness, and Former Incarceration in Washington DC DC Central Kitchen Washington, DC
GO: Grassroots Organizing to Fight Injustice Virginia Organizing Danville, VA

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