The Community College of Allegheny County and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are preparing to take a community service trip to Flint, Mich. to assist with efforts during the current Flint water crisis.
“We would like for our students to become culturally competent, conscious leaders, who think critically and develop meaningful solutions to combat local, national, and global social problems,” CCAC Assistant Professor, Christopher W. Robinson said. “The core values of social work include; service, social justice, dignity, worth of the person, competence, integrity, and the importance of human relationships. Getting our students involved in service learning opportunities, such as this project, is a great way to integrate cork course content into real life practice.”
The trip is scheduled to take place March 31 through April 2.
“We plan to take 56 students on the trip, 28 from CCAC and 28 from IUP to Flint and Detroit. We plan to partner with Mott Community College for learning more about the Flint water crisis and Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Flint for community water distribution.”