Rural Appalachian Experience-Mullens, West Virginia
This cross-cultural mission trip allows students to learn about the current situation in the Southern Coalfields region of West Virginia by interacting with the community in many ways.
The annual trip to the southern coalfield region of West Virginia occurs during the first part of Spring Break.
Participants spend 5 days partnering with the Rural Appalachia Improvement League (R.A.I.L) at the Mullens Opportunity Center https://www.facebook.com/groups/156195011168505 and the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Wyoming County.
Students work with local community members to help improve the town of Mullens and the surrounding areas through various community projects. They learn more about the people, local economy, and enviromental conditions of this southern West Virginian town. There will be many opportunities to listen to the stories of members of the community, which is an integral part of the experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see another culture, which is nearly in our back yard.
Time and Date
Spiritan Campus Ministry will be making the trek to West Virginia during Spring Break March 4-12 2017.