Six Degrees New Orleans: Western Builds SOLD OUT
Sunday, May 6, 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Western Builds 2012 450
is open to young alumni living anywhere in the world who have an interest in travelling to New Orleans, LA to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build from Sunday, May 6 to Saturday, May 12, 2012.

The team has been selected and registration is now closed.  Thank you for your interest.

This week-long travel excursion will incorporate a service-learning reflection component, a core feature of Western’s Alternative Spring Break program

Team building activities prior to the build, and the experience itself, will engage 20 young alumni in a lifelong relationship with one another and with Alumni Western.


Sunday, May 6 Independent travel to New Orleans
Monday, May 7 Team building and reflective exercises
Tuesday, May 8 Habitat for Humanity build
Wednesday, May 9 Habitat for Humanity build
Thursday, May 10 Habitat for Humanity build
Friday, May 11 Habitat for Humanity build and celebration dinner
Saturday, May 12 Independent travel home

Members of the Western Builds team will stay in dormitory style accommodations with shared bathroom facilities, meeting space, large outdoor area with fire pit, and internet. Our accommodations are located less than 3 miles from the French Quarter - a short distance by trolley.

COST $470.00 CDN + independent return travel
The cost per participant covers 6 nights of accommodation, all meals, some sight-seeing, team t-shirts, Habitat for Humanity experience, and return travel from our accommodations to the build site.

The cost does not cover travel to and from New Orleans.  Participants are required to book independent travel and arrive on the evening of Sunday, May 6, 2012.

Payment schedule (subject to sell out):
$235.00 CDN non-refundable deposit by Friday, February 17, 2012
$235.00 final payment by Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In preparation for this service-learning experience, Western Builds participants will connect online and via teleconference to get to know one another and to initiate dialogue about service-learning and the transformative nature of this experience. 

Team teleconference pre-departure workshops are mandatory for participants and will be co-led by Blake Fleischacker, BA'07, Facilitator (alumni volunteer), and Christina Fox, BA’97, Alumni Relations Officer (staff partner), on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM EST
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:00 PM EST

Take a look at what we did in May 2011.  Visit the Flickr gallery or read our blog.

Six Degrees exclusive events focus on connecting you with other young professional alumni who share the same Western experience.

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.














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