Urban Altruism

A blog growing out of the seminar "Seeking the Welfare of the City" (PHIL 390) at Calvin College, directed by James K.A. Smith. For more info visit http://www.calvin.edu/~jks4/city

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Some Service-Learning Opportunities

Daniel compiled some ideas for service-learning projects, if you're looking for catalysts to spur your thinking on this score:

1) Spring Break Trips: Chicago Spring Break Trip

SCUPE 2006 Congress on Urban Ministry
- Neighborhood visits
- Community networking
- Prepare for and attend conference with great speakers
If you have questions visit www.scupe.com or stop by the S-LC

2) Other Conferences to attend

A) Urban youth workers institute presents Reload
- A one day training experience on March 11 in Detroit
If you are interested visit www.reloadtour.org or talk to Daniel

B) Racial Expressions –Youth in Action
- A project of the GRACE/Racial Justice Institute on February 24th in Grand Rapids
If you are interested visit www.graceoffice.org or talk to Daniel

3) Neighborhood Associations
- See if there is an active neighborhood association that serves the neighborhood that you currently live in and see how you can get involved.

4) Possible options in Detroit
If you are interested you can talk with Professor Smith or come into the S-LC and we can expand on these possibilities.

The goal is that these projects fit you and where you are now and where you would like to be in the future. We want them to be connected in some way to where you live and what type of a citizen/resident you want to be throughout your life. If you have absolutely no idea what to do please don’t hesitate to talk to Professor Smith, Daniel, or others in the class.


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