Spend your mornings volunteering at a nonprofit dedicated to the people of San Francisco. Learn about the deep-rooted causes and effects of homelessness in a city with extensive social services for families and a long waiting list for help. Contribute to projects, which could include serving food at a shelter or organizing donated clothing for one of our partner NGOs. In the afternoons, visit the city’s world-class museums, the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf, and Alcatraz, the infamous prison featured in movies and crime lore.
At the end of each program, students reflect on their experiences and the issues they engaged with, and talk about how to apply this new understanding to their own worlds. During or after their closing discussion, groups participate in Rustic Ties, a unique and powerful activity that allows students to capture the memories and learning moments of their program to process and share with their communities back home.