New Orleans, LA, Service Learning Trip
Working with Habitat for Humanity, Wheelock students have helped rebuild, repair, and repaint homes in New Orleans, LA, that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. In addition, volunteers have learned about the civic challenges that the devastation of Hurricane Katrina made visible, such as: failure to maintain health and safety, neglect of entire areas of the city, and slow government response to the crisis.
This trip is offered as part of a spring semester course. For more information, contact Prof. Barbara Rosenquest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about what students did on Wheelock's 2011 service learning trip to New Orleans, please watch the below video titled "A Service Learning Trip to Rebuild Hope," created by trip participant Wheelock student Anne Gladfelter.
You can also read about the students' experiences in their New Orleans blog: Rebuilding New Orleans, Wheelock Service Learning.