Mission: Possible

1 . How much does Mission: Possible cost?^

Each student pays a non-refundable $150 registration fee and is responsible for fundraising the remaining $550.

We are raising a total of $82,500 as a group.

You will have fundraising deadlines that you are also asked to meet. Below is the deadline set for the 2013-2014 year.

Financial Deadlines:

1. Installment of $150 needed

2. Installment of $200 needed (Total of $350)

3. Installment of $200 needed (Total of $550)

4. All Final Payments are due

If a student does not meet the necessary fundraising goal during the three separate installments they will be required to pay a $25 fee that will go to the overall M:P program but not towards their personal fundraising goal.

2 . How do I register?^

Click on the registration link on the Mission: Possible site at 7:30am on Wednesday October 8th for the link to become live. Please be patient as it might take a few minutes. 

There is a new two step process:

1. Make a non-refundable deposit of $150 to save your spot

2. Fill out a waiver, insurance, and food allergies form within 24 hours to complete your acceptance into the program.

3 . What if M:P fills up?^

We have two other programs you can sign up for: Justice in January (during Winter Break) and our new South Africa Immersion trip (in May).  We also have a waiting list that will be available if M: P fills up.

4 . When is Mission Possible?^

Mission Possible is during Gonzaga’s spring break March 7-14. However if spring break doesn’t work with your schedule we have a similar immersion program called Justice in January that is during winter break.

5 . How does fundraising work?^

We use a letter writing campaign for M: P fundraising. Each participant writes letters to friends and families asking them to donate. Each participant is responsible for raising $550 not including the 150 deposit. If you do not cover the total through fundraising you are responsible for paying the remainder of the balance.

6 . If I sign up for Mission Possible and cannot go do I get my deposit back?^

No, we do not reimburse deposits or fundraising money.  The money raised will be used to help support the program.

7 . What happens at each site?^

Browning, Montana - In this North Central Montana town, we will be taking part in the. Immersion School. At De La Salle and spending evenings with kids at the Blackfeet Boarding School.

Denver, Colorado -We will be working and living in the urban core of Denver. We hope to continue our work with the African Community Center, an organization which helps refugees from all over the world resettle in the Denver area. Also, we will be tutoring and teaching English to local immigrants/refugees.

Knoxville, Tennessee - We will be returning to work with Operation Backyard, doing everything from painting houses to yard work. We will also be working in the Boys and Girls Club, located two blocks from the church where we are staying.

Neah Bay, Washington - The site itself is situated on the coast and nearby Lake Ozette where the Makah Tribe have lived since pre-colonial times. The week will be a cultural plunge into tribal life on the Makah Reservation as well work in elementary schools and providing residents with random acts of kindness.

New York, New York - In Queens New York Mission: Possible works with non-profit organizations as they serve individuals who have recently been released from incarceration, as well their families. One of the work sites is Hour Children, the Opus Award Finalist for 2014.

Phoenix, Arizona -

Portland, Oregon - We will be working with non-profit organizations and their various approaches of addressing the basic needs of the homeless population around the city.

San Francisco - This site is focused on environmental work. The week focuses on sustainability and environmental service.  We have worked at Point Reyes and the San Francisco parks conservancy. We also do general projects and building trails within the parks system.

St. Louis, Missouri -This year, we will be working mostly with the St. Patrick's Center and all of their clients. Since 1983, this center has helped the lives of over 75,000 homeless people. St. Patrick's is a combination shelter, soup kitchen, dental, job placement, job training for homeless in downtown

Tacoma, Washington - This year, we will be living and working in the Hill-Top neighborhood of Tacoma. Here, we partner with Guadalupe House, also known as the Tacoma Catholic Worker. While living in Jeanís House of Prayer, we will find ourselves doing whatever the TCW needs from us, including homeless outreach and working on a LíArche Farm.

8 . How does site selection work?^

During one of our first Mission Possible meetings you will be asked to rank your site preferences from 1-10 and explain in detail why you would like your top five preferences. It is our goal to try to get you a site within your top preferences but we cannot always guarantee that.