March 24th – 29, 2017

Co-sponsored by CCES & Residential Life

PLU students will engage in service, exploration and learning activities in the Parkland area. Community partners include Tacoma/South Puget Sound MESA, L’Arche Tahome Hope Farm and Gardens, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Emergency Food Network.

Trip Leaders: Ashley Carrasco, Danielle Dobias, & Luke Ruiz

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 10th

 Questions?  Email Ashley Carrasco at

L'Arche Tahome Hope Community Farm
Smores with the Krises!

2017 Tentative Schedule

Friday, March 24th, 7-9 pm in Ordal Main Lounge

  • Introductions, Icebreakers, and Program Overview

Saturday, March 25th, 11:30am-9 pm in CCES

  • Parkland Tour with Tono Sablan
  • S’Mores with Tom & Patty Krise!

Sunday, March 26th, 9am-2 pm

  • Community Breakfast
  • Garden Work Party at Trinity Lutheran

Monday, March 27th, 9am-3 pm

  • Gardening Project at L’Arche Tahoma Hope Community Farm

Tuesday, March 28th, 9am-1 pm

  • Volunteer at MESA Day at PLU

Wednesday, March 29th, 12-6 pm

  • Repacking Project at Emergency Food Network
  • Reflection & Program Evaluations in Ordal Main Lounge

Making homemade paper.
Repack Project at EFN

Student Reflections

“This was a very informative and I got to learn a lot more about the Parkland community. I definitely loved the breakfast with community members.”

“I really enjoyed the EFN project because it was a great time to bond with the rest of the Parkland Immersion participants and to see the immediate impact of volunteering.”

“LOVED L’arche, it was just incredible there. I hope to volunteer again, and I hope the spring break parkland program goes there for many years to come. The final reflection was definitely a great way to wrap things up.”

“The two activities that resonated with me where working at Trinity’s community dinner and at L’Arche Farm because I got to connect with a lot of different people and see that we are all the same just in unique ways.”