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Introducing: 3 Day Service Intensive!

This BreakAway is breaking the mold, and offering a 3 day intensive service trip experience that's local.  Each day we will leave the UWT campus and head for our service site locations in Seattle.  

We will learn and volunteer at Lifelong to provide food for people living with HIV and other chronic illness.  We will seek to learn more about this social issue while working, living, and having fun alongside a volunteer team! Become a member of the Chicken Soup Brigade and other projects as we support LifeLong.

ABOUT LIFELONG:    Lifelong’s team of skilled staff partners with clients to overcome obstacles like poverty and food insecurity that stand between them and their best possible health. Each person arrives with their own set of strengths and challenges, and needs care that is just as unique.  LifeLong provides a case management model to people living with HIV and other illnesses.  Assistance can include, housing, dental services support, health insurance support and food assistance.

Learn more about lifelong and the food as medicine approach at www.lifelong.org

TRAINING DATE:  June 14th 12pm-4pm

TRIP DATES: June 19, 20 and 21st

Transportation:  Rides to and from our service projects are provided.  Students will start at the university (MAT 107) and leave to our service site in university vehicles.  The service site is located

Sleeping Arrangements:  Unlike other BreakAways we will not be spending the night at our service sites but returning to UWT at the end of each day. 

Fundraising:  Each student is responsible for a $50 deposit (only).  However, each student will work with teammates to help raise extra funds with the direction for the breakaway coordinator.  We will set fundraising goals together at our first meeting.

Food: Meals and Snacks will be provided for training and the service trip.

For more information about Lifelong, visit lifelong.org

register For summer!

Spring Registration is Due FEBRUARY 21st, 2019.

Questions? Contact altbrk1@uw.edu 

Can Staff and Faculty Sign Up? 

We are still looking for a volunteer faculty or staff Learning Partner for this trip! Would you like to join students for this experience? Contact altbrk1@uw.edu

Why BreakAway?

BreakAway doesn’t just impact our local and national communities, but gives participants lifelong skills and a more in-depth look at the social issues being addressed. Past participants have gotten job experience, internships, and more. Most importantly, they have gained a better understanding of themselves and the importance of community service work.

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How much will this cost? 

BreakAway Trips are now posted. Please express your interest or get on our mailing list by contacting altbrk1@uw.edu

The required application fee for BreakAway is $50. This helps to cover training expenses. This is the only fee charged directly to participants. BreakAway participants are each expected to fundraise the remaining cost of the trip with the support of the BreakAway Coordinator and their BreakAway team (about 200 dollars).  We will cover strategy in our first training meeting. This can be done through personal outreach, fundraising events, and personal donation. We encourage creativity and collaboration to successfully raise this amount.  Any funds raised that are not used will be available for future BreakAway funding. If you need support with your deposit, contact the BreakAway Coordinator.

How do I join?

Site sign ups for Winter and Spring are now available. Summer BreakAway Registration will be available mid-winter quarter. Get on our mailing list or suggest a service location by contacting altbrk1@uw.edu.

Where will we go?

Have somewhere you want to go or an issue you care about? Contact the BreakAway Coordinator with a proposal!

This year we will be working with Tacoma Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah, and Lifelong.

Past trips have gone to Tacoma Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco, Disaster Relief in New Orleans, and Friends of Buford Park in Oregon.



Contact the BreakAway Coordinator:

Frederick Anex-Schnauss



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