Where We Serve
In Chicago, students meet with and learn from various community partners that focus on restorative justice, reconciliation, and peace circles in response to the effects of violence and poverty in the Chicago community.
Mission: Possible Knoxville works with Operation Backyard, an organization that provides free home repair services for those with limited-income, those who are elderly, and those who are disabled. Students support projects such as building ramps and cleaning up yards while having the opportunity to foster relationships with the homeowners. To hear from students who attended Mission: Possible Knoxville read their reflections here.
The focus of Mission: Possible Montgomery is on the Civil Rights Movement and racial justice. Students will volunteer with Resurrection Catholic Missions in their elementary school and community outreach programs. Students will also learn about and discuss civil rights and racial justice by visiting the Southern Poverty Law Center, The Equal Justice Initiative, and significant historical sites around Montgomery and Selma. To hear from students who attended Mission: Possible Montgomery read their reflections here.
Mission: Possible Neah Bay is a cultural immersion on the Makah Reservation. The reservation is located in the North-West corner of Washington, situated on the coast and nearby Lake Ozette where the Makah Tribe has lived since pre-colonial times. Students work in the elementary school, support projects in the community, and build relationships with residents of the Makah Tribe.
Mission: Possible New York focuses on the impact of incarceration on women, family, and children. Students work with the organization Hour Children, which helps incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent and secure lives. To hear from students who attended Mission: Possible New York read their reflections here.
San Francisco focuses on sustainability and environmental justice issues where participants work with the parks conservancy and other organizations to do habitat restoration, build trails, and learn about opportunities to be environmentally conscious.