InterCity Impact is a weekend service trip offered from November
1st to the 3rd through the Student Involvement and
Employment Office and Diversity and College Access. There will also be three
mandatory pre-trip meetings.
Week of October 14, 21, 28
Applications due with the $25 cost
InterCity Impact Trip!
*There will also be a re-orientation activity after the trip
What will we be doing?
What are food deserts? What is organic? Is it possible to eat
locally in an urban setting? How can you live more sustainably? Explore these
questions and then make an impact during Intercity Impact!
During the trip we will volunteer with Growing Power, Walnut
Way, and the Urban Ecology Center, learning skills and techniques to live our
lives more sustainably. The trip is a blend of hands-on service and educational
How much does it cost?
The cost of InterCity Impact is $25.00. The trip cost covers
your transportation to and from Milwaukee, housing, most meals, transportation
within Milwaukee, and training and activities by SIEO.
The trip cost does not cover a dinner, meals while traveling (such
as lunch to or from Milwaukee), souvenirs, medical insurance, and entertainment
while in Milwaukee. The group has the option of doing group fundraising which
can offset the cost of out-of-pocket meals.
How can I find out more information?
Please contact the SIEO Service Trip Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-346-2260.
How do I sign up?
To sign up for InterCity Impact, please fill out the application
packet and turn it in along with a check of $25 (made out to UWSP) to the
Information and Tickets Office no later than September 25, 2013. Selection
criteria are outlined in the application packet.
A committee of students and staff will review the applications.
Participants will be notified by October 4th on whether or not they have been
If you are not selected to participate, your $25.00 will be
returned in full.
If you have questions about the selection process, please
contact the Service Trip Coordinator at email@example.com.
What is the purpose of the pre-trip meetings?
The purposes of the meetings are three-fold:
- Get to know the other participants before you spend a week together.
- Explore the root causes of social issues.
- Prepare for the service trip.
If the group chooses to fundraise to offset out-of-pocket expenses (such as
dinners) the meetings will also be used to plan fundraisers.