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The Agapé Center for Service and Learning

Welcome Into the Streets Community Partners!

mural group On Friday, August 24, 2012 Messiah College will be hosting its fourteenth annual Into the Streets (ITS) service plunge day. ITS is a national initiative designed to introduce students to thoughtful community service projects that will challenge them to volunteer on a regular basis. 

Last year, Messiah College sent over 700 first-year and transfer students, peer group leaders, and faculty to work with 37 agencies in the Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle areas.  We invite you to join in!

ITS has the potential to help you accomplish your goals through a one-time project, educate students about your organization and motivate them to continue service in the future. Into the Streets 2008 sorting archivesEach group of 17-18 students will be serving for four hours in the early or late afternoon.  As a host for ITS, you would be responsible for designing a meaningful project for the day as well as giving an orientation to help the students understand the mission of your agency and the nature of the social concerns your organization addresses.

If you are interested in hosting a group (or groups) of students, please complete these three steps:


                    1. Complete a Project Site Application


                    2. Complete and abide by the Community Partner Memo of Understanding (return by mail to address below, fax to 717.796.5221 or let the coordinator pick it up during Community Partner visits).


                                                                   3. Provide all materials, training instructions, and orientation for          

                                                                       your assigned team(s).



If you have any questions or would like further information please feel free to call the Agapé Center at (717) 796-1800 x7255 or email us at


Agape Center

Messiah College

Box 3027
One College Ave.
Grantham, PA 17027