May BreakOuts

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 when all trips are full. Currently the trips to New Orleans and the Civil RIghts Tour are full, and the Cincinnati BreakOut is canceled as of 4/15 because of low registration.

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.


Civil Rights Tour


This trip is full. If you sign up, you will be placed on a waiting list.

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.

Register now to be placed on the waiting list

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.

This trip is canceled due to low registration.

Project Homecoming and Duchesne House

New Orleans, LA

This trip is full. If you sign up, you will be placed on a waiting list.

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.

Register now to be placed on the waiting list.

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Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern

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300 College Park Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408