InterCity Impact

 
April 15 – April 17 : Milwaukee, WI (Applications due March 9)
 

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Applications Due March 9 to University Information and Tickets with a $25 trip deposit.

 
InterCity Impact is a weekend service trip offered fall and spring semester through the Student Involvement and Employment Office and Diversity and College Access. There will also be two mandatory pre-trip meetings.
Dates: April 15th – April 17th
            Pre-Trip Meetings: March 29 3:30pm, April 5th 3:30pm (Located in DUC Room 376)
Issue: Poverty and Homelessness
Location: Milwaukee
Community Partners: TBD
Cost: $25 (covers travel, lodging, and most meals)
 

What will we be doing?  

Before we leave on the trip we will be having pre-trip meetings where you will get to know other participants and receive EOT, or education, orientation, and training to be prepared for our trip to Milwaukee. We need to be aware of the issues surrounding the welfare of women and children, and be prepared to give 100% to the organizations we will be working with.
We will leave Friday morning from UWSP and drive to Milwaukee, we will stop for breakfast on the way. We will then spend the rest of Friday volunteering. Friday night we will make our own dinner and eat together. Saturday we will be volunteering with multiple organizations in Milwaukee and then go out to dinner Saturday night as a group. We will leave Sunday morning to head back to Stevens Point.
Sunday morning we head back to Stevens Point.

How much does it cost?  

The cost of InterCity Impact is $25. InterCity Impact is funded by a partnership with Diversity and College Access. The fee will be used to reserve your spot on the trip and be contributed to the service trip scholarship fund which allows us to continue to offer affordable trips to all students. If you are interested in participating but are unable to afford the trip fee, please contact the Service Trip Leader, Bitty O'Leary.

The trip includes your transportation to and from Milwaukee, housing, most meals, transportation within Milwaukee, and training and activites lead by the Student Involvement and Employment Office.

The trip cost does not include some meals, meals while traveling, souvenirs, medical insurance, and entertainment.   

How can I find out more information? 

Please contact the SIEO Service Trip Coordinator, Bitty O'Leary, at sieotrip@uwsp.edu 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 (made out to UWSP) or cash of $25 to the University Information and Tickets Desk (DUC) no later than March 9, 2016. Selection criteria are outlined in the application packet. 

A committee of students and staff will review the applications. Participants will be notified by October 16 on whether or not they have been selected. 

If you are not selected to participate, your $25 will be returned in full. 

Students who choose to withdraw from the trip after being accepted may be asked to pay the full cost of the trip. See application for more information.

If you have questions about the selection process, please contact the Service Trip Coordinator at sieotrip@uwsp.edu.  

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 weekend together
  • Explore the root causes of social issues
  • Prepare for the service trip
​It is important to have all members of the group attend these meetings, if you can not attend due to a conflict with your class schedule please let your Service Trip Leader know ASAP.