During a week-long service learning, trip to Yakima, Washington, sponsored by the OSU Center for Civic Engagement, 10 OSU students worked with 14 community partners to serve and learn about Yakama Nation culture, immigrant rights and issues faced by the Yakima Valley. Trip participants worked with the Toppenish Longhouse, Apas Goudy, Nuestra Casa, and Campbell Farm. Students visited the Yakama Nation Cultural Center, Just Living Farm, downtown Yakima, Heritage University, Radio Cadena , the Filipino Community Center and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to learn about issues the area is facing.
In San Francisco, 9 OSU students worked with 9 community partners on local issues of hunger and homelessness during a week-long service trip sponsored by the OSU Center for Civic Engagement. Trip participants worked with community partners like St. Anthony’s Foundation, Project Homeless Connect, and the LGBT Community Center to tackle hunger and homelessness at various levels and learn about how these issues disproportionately affect different identities within the SF community. In total, the group contributed 202.5 hours of service. Students also had the chance to learn about and explore the many different districts of San Francisco and learn about how the tech boom and how the landscape of the city has changed over the past century.
In Ashland, ten OSU students worked with three community partners on local environmental restoration and conservation projects during a week-long service trip sponsored by the OSU Center for Civic Engagement. Trip participants worked with Coyote Trails Nature Center, Bear Creek Watershed Council, and Ashland Parks and Recreation to mulch a community garden, widen a public hiking trail, install bird houses, restore riparian areas, and remove invasive species. In total, the group contributed 210 hours of service. Students also learned about food forests, water systems, outdoor living skills, and invasive species threatening the Ashland and Medford area.
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