May BreakOuts

Registration for May BreakOuts will close on February 22.

Start your summer off right--learning and serving with others from UD! May BreakOuts are a great way to learn something new about others and yourself before you start summer classes or work.

These trips will fill on a first come-first serve basis. If a trip is full, you can still apply and be put on a waiting list. Registration will close on February 22 unless there is still space on a trip.

The cost of the trip covers transportation, lodging, and most food. Plan on bringing some spending money for snacks and other needs along the way. Some funds have been set aside for partial scholarships based on need (contact Mary Niebler for scholarship requests). Full payment for BreakOut trip is due April 15. If payment is not received by then, your space on the trip will be given to the next person on the waiting list.  Refunds will not be provided to anyone who drops out after April 15.

If you would like more information about any of the trips below, contact Mary Niebler.


Erie Benedictine BreakOut

Women in Community: A Benedictine Experience

Erie, PA

May 7-14, 2016

Cost: $200

Immerse yourself in a community of women who are:  dedicated to the search for God in all of life; unafraid to explore difficult questions of faith and life; passionate advocates for peace and justice in a broken world; steeped in prayer; and committed to community life.  Experience what happens when ordinary life becomes extraordinary as you pray and serve alongside the Benedictine Sisters of Erie. Participate in this May BreakOut.  Participants will meet weekly to prepare for the experience beginning in March/April.   Questions? Contact Kelly Adamson.

Check out this article about a previous year's group and one student who had such a great experience that she decided to continue to support the ministries of the Benedictine Sisters.

Read more about the Benedictine Sisters.

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Civil Rights Tour


May 9-14, 2016

Cost: $200

Back by popular demand, the Civil Rights Tour May BreakOut will walk in the footsteps of the great leaders of the Civil Rights movement and visit the leaders of today who continue to work for equality and human rights for all people. Highlights include the National Civil Rights Museum, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Through prayer and group reflection, participants will be taken back in time with hopes of gaining motivation to continuing working for civil rights today.

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Project Homecoming and Duchesne House

New Orleans, LA

May 8-14, 2016

Cost: $200

This trip is a great combination of hands-on service, reflection, prayer, learning and cultural immersion.  The experience will include a tour of neighborhoods still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, but also an overview of what has been done to improve the city.  The group will do hands-on service continuing the rebuilding process in New Orleans' neighborhoods through Project Homecoming.  Evenings will include guest speakers or other opportunities to deepen understanding of the political, environmental, ethnic and class dimensions of the suffering brought on by hurricane Katrina and theological reflection on the topics.  The trip will conclude with a visit to the historic French Quarter.  The group will stay at the Sisters of the Sacred Heart’s Duchesne House and volunteer with Project Homecoming.

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The Ozanam Center for Service Learning, St Vincent DePaul


May 8-14, 2016


The Ozanam Center for Service Learning offers immersion experiences that connect people from diverse backgrounds, engage participants in poverty and justice issues in Cincinnati, and grow a commitment to long-term service and community engagement. Some of the engagement activities include: home visits with St. Vincent de Paul members, preparing and sharing a meal with residents of the West End or Over-the-Rhine, participating in a hip-hop dance class, a neighborhood photo-scavenger hunt, group reflection and prayer, volunteer work at St. Vincent de Paul or one of their many partner agencies.

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Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

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300 College Park Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408