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Texas Tech Traveling to Waco, Corpus Christi for Spring Service Breaks

K'Leigh Sims

March 14, 2016

The Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement’s staff and students will work with World Hunger Relief and the Texas Sealife Center.

CALUE Service Breaks Program
CALUE in New Orleans rebuilding homes for Hurricane Katrina survivors

Texas Tech University students will travel to Waco and Corpus Christi over Spring Break with the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) as a part of its Service Breaks program, which offers service projects and weeklong service trips throughout the year.

The service breaks will take place March 15-20.

"These two service breaks are great opportunities for Texas Tech students to work together to assist communities across the state," said Jacy Proctor, CALUE's unit coordinator for service learning. "We hope our students will come back home and realize the effect they can have when volunteering, whether it is interacting with people, animals or the environment."

Life on the Other Side with World Hunger Relief – Waco (March 16-20)
During the trip to Waco, Texas Tech students will partner with World Hunger Relief to participate in the daily labor faced by struggling families in order to better understand what life is like for the millions of hungry people around the world. Students will have the opportunity to help with various farm chores, such as collecting eggs, feeding and watering farm animals, gardening and milking. Each morning, students will participate in a learning activity and a farm service project.

World Hunger Relief is committed to educating students about the causes and issues related to global hunger. Intersecting topics include poverty, issues affecting women and children, access to clean water, rural living, forced labor, global hunger awareness and the impact lifestyle choices have on global neighbors.

Sea Turtle Rescue with the Texas Sealife Center – Corpus Christi (March 15-19)
In Corpus Christi, participants will work with the Texas Sealife Center where they will help the center with various needs, such as beach cleanups and habitat restoration, rescuing injured or stranded coastal and aquatic wildlife, releasing wildlife back to their natural habitat and educating and promoting public awareness in the conservation efforts to save wildlife.

The Texas Sealife Center was established in 2010 from a need for additional wildlife support in South Texas.

The CALUE Service Breaks program began in 2014 and continues to grow. Service breaks occur throughout the year for winter, spring and summer terms.

This summer, CALUE will travel to Costa Rica (May 21-30) to work on another sea turtle conservation project to protect nests from human poachers and beach erosion. The work of volunteers includes night patrols, hatchery shifts, collection and relocation of eggs, beach cleanup and reforestation.

For more information about CALUE and the Service Breaks program, visit the CALUE website.

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