As a St. Norbert College student, you have the opportunity to apply for TRIPS: an alternative break program that seeks to serve the needs of communities across the country and the globe. The experiences of past participants demonstrate how TRIPS can be life-changing for you!
On Wednesday, April 9th, 92 elementary students from surrounding schools journeyed to St. Norbert College for Kids 2 Campus. Youth who attend a YMCA or Boys and Girls Club After-School program at high poverty schools in the Green Bay School District participated in the visit. Continue reading
Last month, eight St. Norbert students spent their spring break serving in South Carolina through an organization called Christmas in Action. This alternative break was part of St. Norbert’s TRIPS (Turning Responsibility Into Powerful Service) program. Christmas In Action is a non-profit organization whose vision is to assist in the prevention of substandard housing. They achieve this vision by remodeling homes of the elderly, disabled, and otherwise disadvantaged. The St. Norbert group worked on home repair projects alongside other volunteers and community partners. The trip was led by Emily Vetter. Below is a reflection of their time in South Carolina. Continue reading
By Sarah Wallenfang ’14
Treasurer, Colleges Against Cancer
While it may be taking its sweet time to get here, Spring is just around the corner. And for many people on campus and in the De Pere community who’ve had to face cancer in some way, that means one thing: Relay for Life. Continue reading
As part of the St. Norbert College alternative break TRIPS Program (Turning Responsibility into Powerful Service), Lindsey Osgood ‘14 – along with five other St. Norbert students – traveled to the island of St. Lucia, West Indies this past month. The trip was focused on international poverty and the group partnered with the Good News Project of Wausau, WI. Service included home construction, painting, craft work, music, medical care, and visiting homes and prisons. The participants left on January 3rd and returned on the 17th. Below is a reflection by participant, Lindsey Osgood. Continue reading
By Amy Levandoski ’15
Co-President, Knights for Life
Despite snowy roads and challenging weather conditions, five St. Norbert College students were able to attend one of the largest and longest running peaceful human rights demonstrations in Washington D.C. last month. Members of the St. Norbert College Pro-Life group, Knights for Life, gathered alongside hundreds of thousands of other pro-life supporters on January 22 and participated in the 41st annual March for Life.
“…where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (St Matthew 18.20) Continue reading
By Kalli Seglund ’17
Theresa Beaumier, an alumna of St. Norbert College, shares her experiences at SNC that influenced her decision to pursue post-grad service.
Theresa worked at the Center for Community Service and Learning (now known as the Sturzl Center) as a research fellow, studied abroad in Chile, was a member of the ALIVE team and served through TRIPS (alternative breaks) all while studying Religious Studies at SNC. As a result, Continue reading