Alternative Fall & Spring Break Trips
RLC offers alternative fall and spring break trips that are both fun and beneficial to the communities we visit. Each year RLC chooses several cities to serve. In 2012, 60 students and staff traveled to Washington, D.C., Florida, Louisiana, Arizona, Tennessee, and Canada. These trips offered students a chance to relax and make new friends while giving back to the community. RLC is able to subsidize trip costs and support student fundraising efforts.
Simpson Justice Seekers
The Simpson Justice Seekers are an active presence on campus educating themselves and their peers about the many injustices in our world. Through discussion, service, and reflection, the group takes time to learn about issues like immigration, poverty, sex trafficking, world hunger, and many others. The Justice Seekers are also actively raising awareness through different forms of advocacy regard each topic that we discuss.
Every year we have a specific mission we focus on supporting. In 2013-2014 our mission is Imagine No Malaria. This organization works to eliminate Malaria, a completely preventable disease, from the entire continent of Africa. This year we will have speakers, sell cookies, have competitions and more to raise awareness and money for this organization. Watch your emails and talk to the Chapel Interns to learn more about how you can be a part of this year’s mission!
In mid-November Simpson students will be at Drake University’s Stadium learning and experiencing what it is like to be homeless. Simpson students use boxes to create a shelter for themselves for the night. Rain or shine, students are in solidarity with people who are homeless for one night. For more information, you can check out Reggie’s Sleepout website (http://www.reggiessleepout.org/)
CROP Hunger Walk
This event takes place on September 29. A group of Simpson students and community residents gathers to walk to raise awareness and funds to end hunger within the local community as well as the world. Ask any of the Chapel interns about how to get involved with this great event!
My name is Tricia Ingram and I am a sophomore at Simpson College. As the chapel intern of Justice and Mission, it is my job to organize the alternative Fall and Spring break trips, along with establishing a mission focus throughout the year. I am studying Sociology and International Development because my passion is to help other people, with an international focus. I have already become very involved with the Religious Life Community, and I am very excited to take this position and help those who have suffered. If you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me!