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Team New Orleans: Dearborn STEM Academy 2017

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Date: April 18-25, 2017 Theme: Overcoming Adversity Description: Dearborn STEM Academy students worked with Camp Restore and local residents of the 9th Ward in New Orleans to clean up public gardens and neglected land. Through teamwork and determination, they faced challenges while serving a community that is still suffering from devastation… Read More

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Team South Dakota: Mary Lyon Pilot High School 2017

Location: Pine Ridge Native American Reservation Date: May 20 – 27, 2017 Theme: Relate and Advocate: Building relationships through service on the Oglala Lakota Native American Reservation. Description: Students from Mary Lyon engaged in a variety of service projects with the Re-Member organization, including building homes, bunkbeds, outhouses and wheelchair ramps for the Oglala Lakota… Read More

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Team New Orleans: West Roxbury Academy 2017

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Date: April 16 -22, 2017 Theme:Reconstructing Hopes, Restoring the Marginalized in NOLA! Description: West Roxbury helped the southern Gulf Coast community of Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans to reconstruct homes, provide services, and revive hope in a devastated area that hasn’t been restored since Hurricane Katrina. Students worked together to… Read More

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Team DR: Madison Park Technical Vocational School 2017

Location: The Dominican Republic Date: June 16th-23rd, 2017 Theme: Care, Culture and Community in The Dominican Republic Description: Madison Park students worked directly with the local community while teaching preventive physical and oral health techniques, offering workshops in local hospitals, and doing environmental work throughout the community. Each activity is connected to the theme of… Read More

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Team Guatemala: Boston Green Academy 2017

Location: Panajachel, Guatemala Date: April 8 – 14, 2017 Theme: Para el Pueblo (For the people) Description: Students from Boston Green Academy worked with the organization Mayan Families to install and distribute clean-burning stoves while immersing themselves in the culture of indigenous Guatemala. They also be promoted better health practices by installing clean water filtration… Read More

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Team DR: West Roxbury Academy 2016

Location: Santo Domingo and La Romana Date: February 2017 Theme: Project-Based Learning through Humanitarian Work Description: Before the cancellation of their trip to The Dominican Republic due to the Zika threat, the team had collected donations to fill the wish lists of the children in two DR orphanages. They urgently need these donations; therefore, the team’s adult administrative leader… Read More

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Team Spain: Boston Green Academy 2016

Location: Salamanca, Spain Date: April 7-20, 2016 Theme: Youth Leadership Through Environmental Protection Description: Boston Green Academy’s Team Spain had the opportunity to experience unique cultural practices as well as improve access to different areas of the national forests north of Salamanca. While replacing directional and landmark signs for many miles on the hiking trails along the Duero River, the team… Read More

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Team Arizona: Another Course to College (ACC) 2016

Location: Patagonia, AZ (Sonoran Desert) Date: April 15-24, 2016 Theme: Supporting a Sustainable Future Description: Quest students from Another Course to College High (ACC) pushed themselves past their comfort zones during a transformative time in the borderlands region of Arizona. Being physically confronted by the Mexican-American border wall, students learned about and experienced a fragment of what immigrants face… Read More

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Team New Orleans: Dearborn STEM Academy 2016

Location: New Orleans, LA Date: April 19-26, 2016 Theme: Young leaders Working together to Build Healthy Lives Description: Students volunteered in numerous projects in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, including preparing hot meals at the Food Pantry, cleaning up trash and weeding/planting  gardens, maintaining a horse ranch which is used as a therapeutic space for young people, and fixing up… Read More

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Team Romania: Jeremiah E. Burke High School 2016

Location: Bucharest, Romania (Valea, Screzii) Date: April 9 – 17, 2016 Theme: Small Acts of Kindness Description: Students lived and volunteered in the local orphanage in Valea, Screzii and quickly learned about the number of responsibilities needed for a small community to survive and thrive. The team had many opportunities to serve, get to know, and learn from the staff and… Read More

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Team South Dakota: Another Course to College 2015

Theme: Becoming an upstander: Building community and opportunity in Boston and the world Location: Pine Ridge Reservation, SD Description: It was a life-changing week on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for hard-working students and teachers from Another Course to College. They were humbled by the opportunity to serve one of the poorest people… Read More

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Team Dominican Republic: Boston Green Academy

  Theme: Youth Leadership Through Environmental Protection Description: Boston Green Academy has returned from the Dominican Republic, full of excitement and new experiences. Students worked with three local environmental organizations to test water samples from a local river, clean up the beach with community volunteers, build composting beds, and working in a seedling nursery. They… Read More

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Team Ecuador: Jeremiah E. Burke High School

Theme: Education is Transcendent Description: Students from the Burke traveled to Ecuador for a week in the Amazon River Basin. In this vastly different environment, students and teachers were pushed beyond their comfort zone… and they thrived! Their projects included harvesting coffee beans with local farmers and their families. The team also experienced the true… Read More

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Team New Orleans: Mary Lyon Pilot High School 2015

Theme: Building Foundations: Constructing confidence and community through Katrina Restoration Service Description: Under the hot Louisiana sun, Team New Orleans helped make a house into a home with the St. Bernard Project. They worked tirelessly to install flooring and windows, caulk, paint, and complete finishing touches on the home of Ms. Betty, who lost her… Read More

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Team Peru: Margarita Muniz Academy 2015

Theme: “Juntos sembrando y ayudando”, which means “Planting and Helping Together” Description: In the Andes mountains of Peru, students from Margarita Muñiz Academy embraced a new culture during their week of service. Working alongside farmers from indigenous communities, our team spent long, back breaking hours, harvesting potatoes on an organic farm and building close friendships… Read More

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Team Dominican Republic: Boston Green Academy 2014

Theme: Youth Leadership through Environmental Protection Partner Organizations: La Escuela Nacional Medio Ambiental(The National Environmental School) in Jarabacoa, Brigada Verde (The Green Brigade)   Team Dominican Republic worked on two major projects with the Environmental School in Jarabacoa, D.R. During the Reforestation Project, the team learned how to plant and maintain local forests. They became… Read More

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Team Costa Rica: Snowden International High School 2014

Theme: Becoming Global Citizens in a Local Community: Changing Lives, Protecting the Environment. Partner Organization: Mundo Hispano S. A. Team Costa Rica had an amazing time working in the community of San Miguel in the Sarapiqui region of Costa Rica. They had the opportunity to live with community members for ten days and really got… Read More

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Team Costa Rica and Panama: Jeremiah H. Burke High School 2014

Theme: Together We Build Partner Organizations: Un Techo para Costa Rica, Habitat for Humanity, City Year   The Burke team completed community service projects in both Panama and Costa Rica with the Techo non profit organization, led by local young people from age 18-25.  In Panama, the team worked in a rural community outside of Panama City. … Read More

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Team New Orleans: John D. OBrynt High School 2014

Theme: We & They: Building a unified community via service learning. Partner Organizations: Habitat for Humanity, The Harvard Program for International Education Team New Orleans worked with Habitat for Humanity over their April vacation in order to work on homes in a community affected by Hurricane Katrina. Throughout the week they put new siding on a house,… Read More

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Team Guatemala: Another Course to College 2013

School:   Another Course to College High School  (ACC) Trip:   Guatemala Theme: “Becoming an Upstander:  Our Responsibilities as Citizens of Boston and the World” International Service project: Build a home for a homeless family with Habitat for Humanity International/ Global Village Project… Read More

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Team Navajo Nation: East Boston High School 2013

School:  East Boston High School Trip: Navajo Nation; Tuba City, Arizona Theme:  “Understanding Cultural Identity and Struggles through Writing, Reading and Service to others National Service project:  Build a Hogan for the Navajo people and Volunteer at the Senior Center… Read More

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Team Dominican Republic: Jeremiah H. Burke High School 2013

School:  Jeremiah E. Burke High School Trip:  Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic Theme: “Building Strength Through Diversity and Inclusion” International Service project: Tutor children in reading and math in the academic program at an orphanage for children with special needs… Read More

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Team Belize: English High School 2013

School:    English High School Trip:   Belize City, Belize Theme: “Using History to Better Understand Ourselves and our Connection to Others” International Service project:  Build a home for a homeless family and volunteer with children with AIDS… Read More

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Team Mississippi Delta: Fenway High School 2013

School:  Fenway High School Trip: Mississippi Delta:  Glendora, Webb, Jonestown, Lambert Theme:  “How Do You Do Right in the Face of Injustice:  Poverty in the 21st Century” National Service Project: Distribute children’s clothing, books, school supplies, and food to families in need and construct a local playground for children through the Gathering of Hearts Organization… Read More

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Team Costa Rica: West Roxbury High School 2013

School: West Roxbury Academy Trip: Central Pacific Coast, Costa Rica Theme: “Working to Promote Environmental Sustainability Globally and Locally” International Service Project: Mangrove Reforestation Project… Read More

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Team La Push: Boston International Newcomers Academy 2012

Boston International Newcomers Academy Theme:   How cultural experiences shape who you are Location:  La Push, Washington at Quileute Native American reservation Project:    Clean-up projects with elders and youth in the community; Cultural immersion in customs and traditional ceremonies with Quileute people.… Read More

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Team Cape Verde: Jeremiah H. Burke High School 2012

Jeremiah Burke High School Theme:  Bridging differences while celebrating similarities Location:  Cape Verde:  Praia and Fogo Islands Project:    Painting classrooms ;  academic support in ELL; Donation of school supplies.… Read More

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Team Nicaragua: English High School 2012

English High Theme: Building relationships in Nicaragua, cement block by block Location:   Managua, Nicaragua Project: Build a home for a homeless Nicaraguan family… Read More

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Team Honduras: Fenway High School 2012

Fenway High Theme:  Defending and Promoting Children’s Rights locally and globally Location:  El Hogar del Amor y Esperanza Orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras Project:    Constructing part of new dining hall, painting classrooms, teaching English to children… Read More

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Team Nicaragua: John D. O’Bryant High School 2012

John D. O’Bryant High School Theme: The Power of Education Location:  Jinotega, Nicaragua Project:  Teaching Spanish literacy and English in Community Center; Lead baseball and soccer clinics… Read More

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Team Dominican Republic: West Roxbury Academy 2012

West Roxbury Academy Theme: Hope for Haiti: Supporting Haitian children living in the Dominican Republic Location:  Cabarete, Dominican Republic Project: Tutor Haitian children, assist with clean-up project in Haitian Batey.… Read More

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Team Boston and D.C.: Boston International High School 2011

School: Boston International High School Theme: Building our American Dream: Connecting local & national communities Destination: Boston and Washington, D.C. Project: Help build houses in Boston and Washington, D.C. with Habitat for Humanity Educational Goal: To support English Language Learners from different cultures, countries, and language backgrounds by exploring what it means to be a community… Read More

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Team Peru: Boston Public District Schools 2011

School: Boston Public District Schools Theme:  From our Village to Yours:  Boston to Peru Destination:  Cuzco, Peru Project:  To design and implement a project that is based on the real needs of both our Boston Community and the Cuzco community, focusing on  a commitment and connection to both local and international service. Goal: To partner with local… Read More

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Team St. Croix: Curley School 2011

School: Curley K-8 Theme: Teen Challenge:  Restorative practices, Restorative justice Destination: St. Croix Project: To renovate another part of the Boys and Girls Club and participate in an experiential environmental learning project with St. Croix students. Educational Goal: to partner with students at the Boys and Girls Club in St. Croix and, together, implement new restorative practices… Read More

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Team Dominican Republic: Fenway High School 2011

School: Fenway High School Theme: Hermandad: Volver y Corresponder Destination: The Dominican Republic Project:  To continue last year’s work, in collaboration with the DREAM Project, on the community center by building shelves, chairs, painting and teaching classes in Art, ELA, and Technology. Goal: to return to the community center that Fenway students built and work within the Dominican-Haitian… Read More

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Team New Orleans: East Boston High School 2011

School: East Boston High School Theme: Transforming challenges into opportunities Destination: New Orleans Project: To help victims of Hurricane Katrina by building/renovating their house with Habitat for Humanity Goal: To explore how racism affected how decisions were made before, during and after Katrina. Also, to explore how Habitat is helping to provide better housing & safer… Read More

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Team St. Croix: Urban Science Academy 2011

School: Urban Science Academy Theme: Face to Face: Unveiling The Legacy of Racism Destination: St. Croix Project: To build relationships between Urban Science students and St. Croix students via blog, a guided study of racism, interviews and volunteering together at the Queen Louise Home for Children. Educational Goal: To partner with students from Central Complex High… Read More

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Quest Adventures Teams 2010

2010 1. Team Ghana – Boston International High School Donated a water tank to Essikado Hospital, awarded a scholarship to a high school graduateExplored present day implications of the slave trade and colonization of Africa. 2. Team New Orleans – English High School Renovated homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina with Habitat for Humanity 3. Team… Read More

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Quest Adventures Team 2009

2009 1. Team St. Croix – Another Course to College High School Painted exterior of Frederiksted Boys and Girls Club. Conducted activities and tutorials at St. Mary’s Big Island Camp 2. Team Dominican Republic – Boston International High School Cleared land and constructed a park for both Dominicans and Haitians. 3. Team St. Croix –… Read More

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Quest Adventures Teams 2008

2008 1. Team Guatemala – Another Course to College High School Built 2 houses in Guatemala with Habitat for Humanity 2. Team St. Croix – Boston International High School Repaired and painted fence surrounding the Queen Louise Home for Children Built sand box and outdoor swing set and conducted activities with the children 3. Team… Read More

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