Summer Take-a-Break Program (TaB)
The mission of the Take-A-Break (TaB) program is to expose students to complex social and cultural issues through direct service, experiential learning, group discussion, and individual reflection. The program's emphasis is on working in conjunction with local and regional volunteer and community agencies that focus on a variety of issues. It is modeled on Willamette University's spring TaB Program.
Students are encouraged to examine their own perspectives and world views in relation to their experiences on their TaB trip.
Trip dates: TBA
Applications will be available before spring break.
The themes of the TaB trips are yet to be decided; however, trips are often based on themes of hunger and food, homelessness, poverty, environment, sustainability, and building community. Some organizations with which students have volunteered in the past during summer TaB:
Marion Polk Food Share (including the community garden program) (Salem, Oregon)
Union Gospel Mission (Salem, Oregon)
Operation Nightstrike (Portland, Oregon)
Habitat for Humanity (various locations around southern Washington and the Willamette Valley in Oregon)
Urban Lift (Portland, Oregon)
Oregon Food Bank
Good Neighbor Center (Portland, Oregon)
Garten Services (Salem)
Contact Sarah Shinn for more details, or if you are a community partner interested in hosting a group of our students for a service project!
Here is a link to the Willamette University Take-a-break program.
Check out their other Community Service Learning opportunities as well!