Participants learn about and participate in direct service and advocacy work as they assist people who are homeless, hungry, and/or ill in the nation's capital. Participants will gain additional information from visits to organizations such as the National Coalition for the Homeless, congressional and federal offices, and through discussions with resource people. The central experience will be volunteering with N. Street Village and participating in a Homeless Challenge. The DC experience can be easily tied back to your Gettysburg experience, comparing rural and urban poverty through participation in programs such as DC Outfitters, Adams County Shelter for the Homeless and the Gettysburg College Campus Kitchen.
The group will stay in a hostel, sharing cooking and other responsibilities. Transportation will largely be on foot or utilizing the DC Metro system.
Prepare for the trip by learning more about homelessness in DC:
REGISTRATION FOR ASCENT IS PART OF YOUR FIRST YEAR DASHBOARD REGISTRATION - BEGINNING ON MAY 22.
Who can go?
Trips are open to all first year and transfer Gettysburg College students.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the GRAB Office at 717.337.6313