Emory Report
October 19, 2009
Volume 62, Number 7


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October 19, 2009
Alternative Fall Break: A service ‘stay-cation’

Teambuilding was the name of the game of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services’ Fall Break Crossroads Retreat for freshmen.

Teamwork was the theme of Volunteer Emory’s Alternative Fall Break trips, which ranged from building homes in Americus to working in a Savannah food bank.

“I applaud the efforts of our students and staff who do this type of work over fall break,” says Dean John Ford, who spent his “stay-cation” volunteering at the Atlanta Harm Reduction Center.

Photo: Selin Nugent
A Habitat for Humanity build in Americus gave students hands-on
experience while experiencing Georgia history.

Photo: Harold McNaron
Working with Hands On Savannah, volunteers connected with
Seniors Inc. and other agencies.

Photo: Caitlin Keesee
A ‘stay-cation’ service project conducted outreach for the Atlanta
Harm Reduction Center, a public health program closer to home.

Photo: Donna Wong
More than 50 freshmen participated in teambuilding and diversity
and social justice discussions during “X2” at Rock Eagle 4H Camp.