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Into the Streets - About

Into the Streets (ITS) is part of first-year orientation where students spend a half day serving with community partners. Through this experience, students are encouraged to reflect on their experiences to prepare for their journey of service, leadership, and reconciliation in Church and society.


Mission of Into the Streets

The mission of Into the Streets is to introduce students to community service at Messiah College and challenge them to volunteer on a regular basis by holding a one-day service program for all incoming students during their first few days at school. Into the Streets is designed to help fulfill Messiah College's mission to prepare students for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.



Who takes part in Into the Streets?

  • Community Partners in the Harrisburg Area host teams of First Year Students and Transfer Students
  • First Year Students serve with their First Year Seminar classes
  • Transfer Students serve with other transfer students who volunteer to participate in the day
  • FYS Professors are welcome and highly encouraged to serve along side their students
  • The Agape Center manages team placement, transportation, and lunch distribution