March 8, 2010 – For many Northwestern students, Spring Break means service. From March 4–14, these students and college leaders will be engaging the world on a deeper level and gaining a broader perspective of global and local missions.
The teams are working with youth and families in urban communities in Alaska, San Diego, Minneapolis, Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.
In Anchorage, Alaska, a team is running a day camp for children in a multiethnic community of Hmong, Samoan, Hispanic and First Nations people.
In San Diego, students are building on NWC’s nine-year partnership with World Impact, a nationwide inner-city mission. They are working primarily with youth and children in a church plant.
In Minneapolis, a team of students are making a difference right here in the metro by serving with Source Ministries, an urban outreach for at-risk young people.
In Tijuana, Mexico, a team is ministering at La Roca, a clinic, church, and shelter for battered and homeless women and children. For 11 years NWC students have assisted with construction, activities and ministering to the moms and kids in Mexico.
Off the court, in Guatemala and El Salvador, the women’s volleyball team is doing another kind of serving—working with Sports Ambassadors, a ministry of OC International.