Each year, a group of 15-16 students and 3 advisors travel to Guatemala during spring break for a mission trip. It is a three fold mission that focuses on learning more about oneself, the people of Guatemala and God. Students prepare with a 3-hr credit semester long class that teaches about the history and the culture of Guatemala and begins to bond the team in preparation for their trip. During the 10 day trip, the group works on a physical work project, visits co-ops, attends local churches and presentations. It is a trip centered around understanding and growth.
Keep on the look out for an interest meeting for the Guatemala 2010 trip! We hope to have this interest meeting mid-September!
During the months of January through March, Queens opens its doors to neighbors from the Urban Ministry Center. These neighbors are homeless individuals from the Charlotte community who during the cold nights of winter have nowhere to stay. Every Tuesday, the faculty lodge/new Phi Kappa Sigma house becomes a cozy home for the night for six guests. Different clubs and organizations all over campus join together to help set up the lodge, prepare a warm, delicious meal, spend time with our guests, and then cook up a yummy breakfast before taking our guests back to the Transit Center. It is a campus wide effort that embodies our motto, "Not to be served, but to serve."
If you are interested in getting involved with the leadership team, contact Alice O'Toole.