a look back
credits: Katelyn Schaefer (2014 team)

Washington D.C.

Trip Dates

May Mini-Mester 2017 (May 14-21)


Applications willl be accepted until Jan 27; however, seats are limited and applications will be reviewed upon submissions. Apply today to allow for the most time to fundraise for the trip.

Upcoming Interest Meetings

Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 5:15p.m. Morrison 205
Monday, Jan 23 at 2:30p.m. Morrison 205


Learn about the policies, organizations, and programs affecting hungry individuals in America. Explore how you can serve and advocate on behalf of those Jesus called "the least of these" (Matthew 24:25) Faculty and students will explore the scope, causes and impact of hunger in America. We will learn about different types of interventions used to fight hunger such as: emergency food assistance, federal nutrition programs and advocacy. And along the way we will have unique opportunities to put these interventions into practice by volunteering and serving at organizations such as: DC Central Kitchen, Maryland Breakfast in the Classroom, the United States Department of Agriculture, Capital Area Food Bank, Bread for the World and more!
Learn about:

  • Our country's first line of defense against hunger
  • How to strengthen the existing national nutrition programs that protect millions of American families from hunger
  • How policies affect hunger and how to advocate for those facing this injustice


Open to students of all disciplines. Great (especially!) for students in social work, political science, sociology, poverty minors, seminary, students interested in hunger relief, anthropology, journalism, community & civic engagement, economics, religion, nutrition, community/public health.

Why Go?

To learn about hunger and better understand how it affects our country and what is being done/can be done on a national & local level about it. Students should leave this trip with the knowledge about social justice issues and ways to address hunger poverty. This trip will empower students by educating them about social justice issues involving food insecurity and hunger in America. It will be an opportunity to expose students to what needs to happen to see systems change and to serve who Jesus called "the least of these."
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How Much Does it Cost?

$775 Payment 1 due on Feb. 5th $388 (Scholarship Applications Due) Payment 2 due on April 5h $387 Trip cost does not include airfare. Students will arrange their own travel to DC and therefore will not have to travel to Waco prior to the trip. This also allows for the use of frequent flyer miles. Students who apply and are accepted onto this team can apply for a Baylor Missions Scholarship which will be between 10% and 15% of the the trip. The scholarship application will be available through bearsabroad after the acceptance deadline and funding will be applied to the second payment. Students who are concerned about raising money for the trip should visit the following website for support raising suggestions

Get More Info! Contact a Team Leader!

Doug McDurham,

Tracey Kelley Grant Jones