Trevecca students will spend spring break serving, learning

Spring break starts on Monday, but three groups of Trevecca students will be spending the week learning from and serving others. Students will be traveling to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and California during the break from classes.

Brodrick Thomas, director of community engagement and reconciliation, is leading a team of five Trevecca students and three Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) students to Puerto Rico, March 2-9. They will work in Levittown, a suburb of San Juan, and are partnering with a local church in their ministry and continued efforts to renovate and rebuild their community that was devastated by the flooding after Hurricane Maria. Lynn Bollinger and Bubba Snodderly from ENC, will join Thomas in leading the trip.

Six Trevecca students will join Jamie Casler, assistant professor of social justice and director of Trevecca’s J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice, on the trip to San Diego, Calif., where they will be immersed in the story of immigration. Several ENC students, staff and faculty members are also taking part in the trip, which will be led by the Global Immersion Project. Students will visit nonprofits and faith-based organizations that seek to care for immigrants on the southern border. The group will also attend a conference on immigration and human trafficking before returning to Nashville on March 9. During the trip, Noelle Rudeen and Professor Nick Pruitt from ENC will also provide leadership.

The Trevecca men’s soccer team, led by Coach Danny Leavy, will spend the week serving in Costa Rica. Four players will accompany Leavy on the trip, scheduled for March 1-8. Follow them on Twitter at @tnumsoccer.

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