​InterCity Impact

Chicago, Illinois

April 25-27, 2014

InterCity Impact is a weekend service trip offered from April 25-27, 2014 through the Student Involvement and Employment Office and Diversity and College Access. There will also be two mandatory pre-trip meetings.

January 13
March 3
March 7
Dates TBA
April 25-27

              Applications available
              Applications due with the $50 cost
              Notification of application status
              Two pre-trip meetings
              InterCity Impact Trip

What will we be doing?

During this trip, we will be working with youth facing poverty and homelessness. More information about volunteer locations will be given as it comes.

How much does it cost?

The cost of InterCity Impact is $50.00. The trip cost covers your transportation to and from Chicago, housing, most meals, transportation within Chicago, and training and activities by SIEO.

The trip cost does not cover a dinner, meals while traveling (such as lunch to or from Chicago), souvenirs, medical insurance, and entertainment while in Chicago. 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, Alanna LeClair, 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 of $50 (made out to UWSP) to the Information and Tickets Office no later than March 3, 2014. Selection criteria are outlined in the application packet.

A committee of students and staff will review the applications. Participants will be notified by March 7th on whether or not they have been selected.

If you are not selected to participate, your $50.00 will be returned in full.

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

If the group chooses to fundraise to offset out-of-pocket expenses (such as dinners) the meetings will also be used to plan fundraisers.