One in 5 people in the Bay Area lives in poverty, and the challenges of the homeless population in this area are growing. We will explore the issues of urban poverty and homelessness while living and working in San Francisco. Our home base will be the Waller Center located just outside the Haight-Ashbury district.
While in San Francisco, we will be performing service at a number of community organizations focused on meeting the needs of the poor and homeless, including serving meals through Glide Foundation in the Tenderloin area. Other areas of service may include working at a local food bank or at the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development group. Additionally, participants will learn from local leaders addressing these challenges and will explore community problem solving strategies.
San Francisco is an incredibly diverse and vibrant city and we will have the chance to enjoy exploring parts of the city during the week. This trip will be a great experience to learn about the issues and challenges of urban poverty and homelessness through service.
Student contribution: $200