Break Description

2022 Denver Rescue Mission participants pose in hairnuts and aprons while serving food

This break is full. Register below if you are interested in joining the waitlist.


Note: This trip is co-sponsored by the College of Business and is limited to COB students.

Want to spend spring break serving in the Mile High City? All College of Business students are invited to join this co-sponsored break serving with Denver Rescue Mission in Denver, CO! Denver Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving those in the Denver metro area who are experiencing financial hardship, homelessness, and addiction. The Rescue Mission’s goal is to see lives transformed through personal accountability, education, spiritual development, and community relationships. Previous JMU groups have been able to learn about experiences of poverty, addiction, and homelessness along with the root causes of homelessness in the Denver area.

Our service will include preparing and serving food, working in the New Life program, and working in the warehouse. Exact tasks will depend on the current needs of the community - previous breaks have also served by organizing donations and restoring or cleaning facilities.

In order to fully serve our community partner, participants must be able to carry loads of up to 25 pounds and be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time. Due to the nature of these work conditions, the break is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

We will cook, eat, and sleep as guests of Highlands United Methodist Church. Plan to bring a pillow, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad.

Come learn about the resilience of communities facing the effects of gentrification, and support community members as they navigate a transforming city landscape.

Click here to register!

JMU is a member of the University Global Coalition with the United Nations and is committed to achieving a better and more sustainable future as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals.

1 No Poverty. Abstract figures of two families: a male figure holding a cane alongside a female figure, both of whom are holding a child's hands. Female and male figures with a child between them. 11 Sustainable cities and commumnities. An abstract skyline, featuring single family, multi-family and high-rise buildings.

NOTE: This is a co-sponsored Alternative Spring Break with College of Business.

You must be a member of College of Business to participate with this break. For information about sign up deadlines and any further questions, please contact Elijah Dale & Toma Vasilkov

Focus on: Sustaining Housing

Community: Denver, CO

Leaders: Elijah Dale & Toma Vasilkov

Cost: $150

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Flying

What kind of break is this? Spring Break

Departure Date: 03-11-2023

Return Date: 03-18-2023

What community partner will you be working with? Denver Rescue Mission *Co-Sponsored*

Currently Offered?: Yes

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