Serve and learn in Washington D.C. with Amizade
The United States of America is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, yet on any given night, some 500,000 individuals experience homelessness. During this program, participants explore the history, causes and consequences of homelessness, food insecurity, and “forced displacement” (gentrification) in the U.S. through dynamic service-learning at a wide variety of community and non-profit organizations. Through discussions, interactions with speakers and workshops, participants compare the strengths and limitations of emergency food and housing programs, federal food and nutrition assistance and community-based approaches to organizing for change.
Program focus on hunger and homelessness
SHORT TERM & CUSTOMIZED
WASHINGTON D.C. TEAM
The main themes associated with our programs in Washington D.C. are:
• Hunger and homelessness
HEALTH & SAFETY
As you or your loved one prepares to serve with Amizade in Washington, DC, you can rest comfortably with the knowledge that Amizade has an exceptionally strong safety record and ability to respond to any emerging challenges.
Review the Amizade Washington DC Site Handbook.
News Source – Washington Post: DC, MD & VA news
Hard Times Generation, CBS 60 Minutes. (Segment on families living in budget motels.)
Hard Times Generation, CBS 60 Minutes. (Segment on families living in their vehicles.)
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