What’s New With Civic Engagement?
Welcome back Panthers! Last year proved to be a successful and exciting year for Civic Engagement and staff hopes to bring last year’s momentum into 2016.
Last semester, Civic Engagement embarked on Panther Breakaway alternative breaks domestic trips at the end of the fall semester. Participants traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, to address race relations, Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, to address childhood obesity and Asheville, North Carolina, to address animal rights and remained in Atlanta to address sex trafficking. Participants engaged with local communities to find solutions to these social justice issues and made an impact outside of their own communities. We hope that Panther Breakaway’s participants left with a sense of gratitude and community.
Civic Engagement is offering more opportunities for Panther Breakaway domestic trips for spring break and Maymester! Participants attending spring break domestic alternative trips will have the opportunity to travel to New Orleans to address urban education and to Orlando, Florida, to address poverty and food insecurity. For information regarding the spring break domestic Panther Breakaway trips, please contact Jennifer Bodnar at 404-413-1552.
In addition, Civic Engagement offers a Panther Breakaway International trip to Costa Rica to teach English to school children, provide classroom assistance to teachers at a primary school, continue working on a greenhouse and build a new playground for children. Unfortunately, it is too late to join us for the trip to Costa Rica. However, for information regarding future Panther Breakaway International trips, please contact Lovell Lemons at 404-413-1553.
Civic Engagement hopes you join the Panther Breakaway trips for this year or in the future.