SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
Registration Fee: $15 BY NOV. 20 (With T-Shirt)
$20 Late/Race Day Registration (T-Shirt Not Guaranteed)
$8 Child Registration - Ages 12 & Under
View Parking and the Course Map.
Parking for race participants is available at the Nazareth Student Center (Point A on the map) on Adams Ave.
Race day registration will be inside the Nazareth Student Center, second floor Fireplace Lounge.
Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) is committed to helping young people become part of the solution to societal problems by showing them how even their smallest actions can make a difference in the lives of others. YSOP’s intense immersion program of Workcamps helps student volunteers to understand services and homelessness. During Workcamps, students, in small service teams will volunteer at different sites around Washington, DC. YSOP works with over 30 different organizations in the Washington, DC area that provide a wide range of services including food, shelter, clothing, medical services, job training, and much more.
Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity has 23 years of service in partnership with low-income families in Eastern West Virginia. Since 1989 Almost Heaven Habitat has built and sold over 110 new homes in partnership with low-income families making their dream of homeownership a reality. Students will be working with construction supervisors in building and restoring homes in this West Virginia county.
Hope Community Development Agency (Hope CDA) defined itself as a disaster recovery and relief organization since the days immediately following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since then, it has risen to the challenges of the community, becoming a full community development agency, facilitating work in areas round the affordable housing initiative. More than 35 homes have been repaired in the last year by Hope CDA with 48 more still in the process of rehabilitation or a complete rebuilding. Students will work with Hope CDA and construction supervisors on rehabbing and rebuilding homes devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
In partnership with Deeper Roots, students will help build a coffee processing center and may also assist local farmers and families with picking and processing of coffee. Students will be immersed in Guatemalan culture, living and working side-by-side with the Guatemalan people.
Prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, East St Tammany Habitat for Humanity (ESTHFH) was building approximately 2 houses per year. Since then, they have built over 100 homes and work with donors and volunteers nationwide in rebuilding this Louisiana Parish community. Students will work with construction supervisors in the continued effort to rebuild the Louisiana community.
Students from Marywood have traveled to Guatemala to work with the San Lucas Mission in Guatemala for the past several years. The San Lucas Mission was originally founded by the Franciscan order in the late 16th century, with the building of the Church around 1584. Guatemala has a well-known mission of long-term devotion to the enhancement and enrichment of the whole person-spiritually, intellectually, and physically- by addressing both the immediate effects of poverty and its underlying causes.
Efforts at the San Lucas Parish attempt to respond to the expressed felt need of the people, working to build the infrastructure necessary so that the people might grow out of the process of poverty. As a volunteer at the San Lucas parish, students will learn about the efforts in San Lucas and participate in the cross-cultural experience the parish offers. Groups will spend most of their time working at sites, learning, understanding and appreciating the local culture.
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