Focus on: Resettlement

Description:

Join us in March as we explore the inner workings of the social issue of refugee resettlement in Phoenix, AZ!

On our break we will serve directly with refugees from all over the world and assist with their transition to self-sufficiency in a new setting. Arizona is home to one of the largest refugee populations in the country, ranging from country origins of Burma, Sudan, Iraq, Cuba, and many more. On this break we will have the opportunity to work with two agencies that offer numerous services to refugees within the metro Phoenix area. We will engage in multiple different types of direct service such as moving families into their new apartments and organizing drives and warehouses for supplies. Come immerse yourself in a blend of different cultures to understand and engage in different viewpoints of life.

Note: This break is a course-based program, participants on the break must be enrolled in a once-a-week seminar based class for the Spring 2017 semester, SCOM 318: Genocide and Refugee Advocacy. Please contact Aaron Noland at nolandax@jmu.edu if you are interested in enrolling or would like more information!

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Leaders: Kat Bidad & Valerie Cateriano

Cost: $TBA

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Flying

What kind of break is this? Spring Break

Departure Date: 03-04-2017

Return Date: 03-11-2017

What agency will you be working with? Catholic Charities & The Welcome to America Project

Currently Offered?: No

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