Students took a trip north to Yakima, Wash., to study the face of land acquisition, colonization and human cost by exploring different cultural groups of Yakima. The students participated in direct service work. They helped teach English language skills to Latino migrant workers and their families and worked in after-school children's programs at a Native American housing project.
Focusing on environmental conservation and restoration issues in Ashland, students worked on projects such as creek restoration, planting, mulching, fertilizing, trail building and restoring bird habitats. Students learned about national legislation that is threatening and impacting natural habitats and ecosystems through local organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
This group focused on hunger and homelessness, and the factors that cause homelessness issues in large urban areas. The students worked on short and long-term relief solutions for people experiencing homelessness in diverse backgrounds. Projects included preparing and serving meals, facility improvement, and preparing fundraisers with local organizations to address hunger and homelessness.