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The Agapé Center for Service and Learning

Past Service Trips

 
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Appalachia Service Project - Brenton, WV

ASP is a nonprofit home repair ministry that works all throughout Central Appalachia offering free emergency home repair to families in need. Volunteers helped to lay shingles, replace linoleum, build handicapped ramps and also had the opportunity to bond with the families they served.


Center for Student Missions (CSM) - D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto

CSM focuses on working with ministry sites within the inner city. These sites include food banks, community centers, rescue missions, and nursing homes. Their desire is that students learn about the city and what it is really like, who lives there, the unique issues and problems that city dwellers face, and most importantly, what God is doing to foster and further His Kingdom in the city, through the churches, homeless shelters, neighborhood centers, and other organizations in the local area.

 

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) - Eastern Kentucky
CAP is a nonprofit, nondenominational service organization that operates in the Appalachian region of eastern Kentucky. CAP works with people at different levels of poverty and seeks to involve all the people of Appalachia in this cause, serving without discrimination.

 

Christian Endeavor (River Valley Ranch ministry)- Manchester, MD

Christian Endeavor's River Valley Ranch ministry is a camp providing a great opportunity for campers to be reached by God. Students assisted with various tasks in order to help serve the camp in its purpose.

 

City Team - Chester, PA
City Team is a rescue mission ministry that provides shelter, addiction programs, feeding programs, relief to single parents with infants, and clothing ministries in the Chester and Philadelphia area.


Fellowship House - Camden, NJ
Fellowship House is an urban youth ministry which began in 1965. Weekday Bible clubs, recreation programs, Sunday chapel, tutoring, Family Bond, Imprint ministry, crisis intervention, summer camp programs, and personal counseling are the primary programs through which they meet the goal of presenting the love of Jesus Christ to their students.

Habitat for Humanity - various locations
This national organization builds houses for homeless individuals all over the country. They focus on involving the recipients of the house in the building, and showing God's love through providing physical needs.

 

Harrisburg Outreach - Harrisburg, PA

Students worked with many various community partners in Harrisburg, including Catholic Workers House and the Joshua Farm, as well as other programs that created a great opportunity for students to get to know a city that is so close to campus.


His Mansion - Deering, NH
His Mansion opened its doors to troubled youth in 1972 following nine months of prayerful preparation. Students usually work on a specific project (i.e., gathering maple sap, painting, harvesting, land-clearing, etc.), and work along side the staff and residents to facilitate interaction.


Inner City Impact (ICI) - Chicago
Inner City impact gives groups the opportunity to serve within the inner city of Chicago. ICI is unique in that members of the full-time missionary staff live, attend church, and fellowship in the communities in which they work. Living in the community gives the staff a better understanding of the daily environment that children and their families face. Since 1972, ICI has continued its focus of building relationships with children and their families.

 

Meadows of Dan Elementary School - Meadows of Dan, VA

Meadows of Dan Elementary School was destroyed by fire just days into their 2011-2012 school year.  The school was destroyed including their entire school library. The community has rallied to gather emergency school supplies for current education to resume. Students helped in restoring the school to a functional condition.

 

Priority 1 Ministries - Bronx, NY

Priority 1 partners with many inner-city organizations, churches, and ministries who serve the disadvantaged of NYC. Volunteers connected with several of these organizations to directly impact and serve people, such as: a Breakfast Ministry to homeless; a lunch program for homeless; an after-school program for tutoring inner-city children; the World Vision Storehouse, that serves all of the Bronx; participated in the "AmazinGRace" photo scavenger hunt to explore the city; and attended a small inner-city church.

 

Rolling Ridge - Harpers Ferry, WV

Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Community, as a place on the beautiful slopes of the Blue Ridge above the Shenandoah River, and as a ministry to the discovery and pursuit of new visions for the well being of humankind, is on a course of measured development. In regard to physical development, a limited number of additional retreat houses, hermitages, and resident staff houses are planned. The venture is guided by cooperative vision and resources of its members as well as other individuals and associations that affirm its purposes.

 

Whosoever Gospel Mission - Philadelphia, PA

The Whosoever Gospel Mission is a Christian nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide shelter, food, clothing, education, counseling, rehabilitation and other assistance to homeless and/or needy men, women and children in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Volunteers spent most of their time at the Mission in Philadelphia serving and working alongside the homeless, assisting with serving meals, sorting donations for the thrift store, cleaning, etc.


World Impact (WI) - Newark, NJ
WI is a Christian mission organization dedicated to ministering God's love in the inner cities of America. Its purpose is to honor and glorify God and delight in Him in the inner cities by knowing God and making Him known through evangelism, follow-up, discipleship, and planting culturally conductive churches.

 

Youth Development Inc. - Highland County, VA

Head Waters Lodge is located in the wilderness of Highland County Virginia on 240 beautiful acres and is the perfect place for your group to come away and draw near to Him. They offer extensive ropes course and team building activities, hiking, caving, fishing and more. Volunteers help to split wood as well as performing other maintenance duties to assist the camp in better serving the campers.