InterCity Impact

November 6-8, 2015: Milwaukee, WI

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Applications Due October 7th 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: November 6th 8:00 AM – November 8th 2:00pm
            Pre-Trip Meetings: October 22 4:00pm, October 29th 4:00pm (Located in DUC)
Issue: Welfare of Women and Children
Location: Milwaukee
Community Partners: Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Milwaukee Area,                                                Milwaukee Women’s Center
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 110% to the organizations we will be working with. We also will be planning a fun event or program for the Boys and Girls Club before we head out for our trip.
On Friday November 6th we will leave from Stevens Point and drive to Milwaukee. That afternoon we will be working at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. We will be in their Joy House, which is a shelter and help center for women who are homeless, or who are in need of guidance. Next, we will get a tour of the entire Mission along with some of their goals and the amazing work they are accomplishing. After that, we will head to the Boys and Girls Club. There we will put on the program that we created in our pre-trip meeting, to cater for the specific audience of children at the club.
On Saturday we will be heading to Milwaukee Women’s Center, which offers services and treatment for women, men, and children, wholes lives have been affected by domestic violence, addiction, mental health, and poverty. We will be helping them organize their donations and assist them in any way we can. After volunteering we will go out to dinner as a group (this meal is at your own expense).  Then head back to our lodging and watch a film about the issues we will be working with.
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 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 October 7, 2015. 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  

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.