University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Something New Alternative Spring Break

15 hours

Community partner: Something New
Supervisor: Nicole Schultz
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer TIME Magazine has called Clarkston, Georgia "The Most Diverse Square Mile in America" due to it's large resettled refugee population. Much like our previous Immersion/Service Learning project in Selma, this new site will also offer service projects in partnership with local organizations. Service projects will focus on helping refugee communities located in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The mission of the Something New organization centers around the belief that "If today’s young people could find their voices, gain confidence through arts and activism, learn skills for the workplace, and get hyped about turning the world into a better place."


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Students will be introduced to and utilize knowledge from the disciplines of communication studies and women's studies to meet community needs by applying their individual skills and talents to community outreach initiatives at schools and organizations in the area (e.g., communication abilities, ability to work effective with youth, multimedia skills to document the experience, ability to work collaboratively while using knowledge about environmental issues impacting the community, etc.).


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Students will learn about the humanitarian reasons for refugee resettlement and the ups and downs that come when new neighbors unite. They will also learn the rewarding experience of service and humanitarian civic engagement.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer This trip/service project takes place over UWEC's spring break.


Additional information (not required).

Answer Students will receive New Way-Non Violence Training through the Something New Alternative Spring Break Organization.