On February 19 we will begin the In My Neighbors’ Shoes experiences which involves grade level service learning trips that focus on building understanding and empathy for our neighbors in Greensboro.
The 5th grade will have the opportunity to engage with and learn from students at Haynes-Inman Education Center, a school that serves students with severe to profound cognitive and/or physical disabilities.
The 6th grade will be focusing on interfaith understanding, as part of their Theology studies of the Abrahamic faiths. They will be visiting the Islamic Center of Greensboro and the Beth David Synagogue.
The 7th grade will focus on their work with the Millennium Development Goals in Social Studies and learn about water quality and sanitation at the Townsend Water Treatment Plant and the immigrant experience at Faith Action International House.
The 8th grade will be going on a series of small group trips that emulate the experience of the working poor in Greensboro. These groups will be navigating the public transportation system, shopping for groceries, navigating the court system, and a will be taking a basic tour of the correction center.
We have created a website that you can follow for up-to-the-minute updates and resources as we prepare, engage, and reflect on the experiences of our neighbors. Check it out at
You can also follow the experience on Twitter @CburyServLearn. If you have any questions or you want to be a part of it all, please do not hesitate to contact me at 336-288-2007 x 131 or firstname.lastname@example.org .