The 2020 Hawkeye Service Breaks teams will travel to 12 different locations and work with nearly 40 nonprofit partners during spring break (March 14-19, 2020).

In an effort to create easier access, Hawkeye Service Breaks is changing the way students join a team this year.  Rather than completing an online application and waiting for a selection decision, students can enroll directly in the academic course section of their choice.  To join a spring 2020 team, follow these instructions:

  • Confirm your specified registration date for Spring 2020 classes and ensure that you review this information in advance of that date
  • Review the location, focus area, and sponsor for each team shown in the list below
  • Check to make sure you meet the qualifications for the course section in the "specific requirements" section
  • Choose your top 3-5 team preferences (in case sections fill up quickly)
  • Thoroughly review the registration information for each section listed on MyUI (i.e., info on optimum enrollment and wait list)
  • When you're eligible to register for Spring classes, enroll in the course section of your preference via MyUI
  • Contact dsl-HSB@uiowa.edu with any questions or concerns throughout this process

The 2020 teams include:

  1. Food Justice in Atlanta, GA - sponsored by Food Pantry at Iowa
    • LS:1024:0A01 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  2. Disability Rights in Biloxi, MS 
    • LS:1024:0A02 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  3. Public Health in Dallas, TX 
    • LS:1024:0A03 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  4. Homelessness in Denver, CO 
    • LS:1024:0A04 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  5. Economic Equity in Detroit, MI - sponsored by Tippie College of Business
    • LS:1024:0A05 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Student must be in Tippie College of Business (includes Direct Admit, Standard Admit, Pre-Business, or one of these majors - Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing)
    • If interested in this team, email Tevin-Robbins@uiowa.edu to learn more about the selection process
  6. Food Justice in Indianapolis, IN - co-sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • LS:1024:0A06 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Preference for students who are active members of a University of Iowa Fraternity & Sorority Life organization (IFC, MGC, NPHC, or PHC), but any student is eligible to join this team
  7. Education Equity in Kansas City, MO - sponsored by the College of Education Teacher Leader Center
    • LS:1024:0A07 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Preference for students in the College of Education (students earning the Teacher Leader Certificate highly preferred), but any student is eligible to join this team
  8. Children's Health in Little Rock, AR - sponsored by UI Dance Marathon
    • LS:1024:0A08 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Student must be a current or former member of UI Dance Marathon (dancer or leadership team)
  9. Women's Rights in Louisville, KY - sponsored by Women in Science & Engineering
    • LS:1024:0A09 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Preference for students in the College of Engineering or members of Be-WiSE, but any student is eligible to join this team
  10. Environmental Justice in Memphis, TN - sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences Research Center
    • LS:1024:0A10 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Preference for residents of the State of Iowa and students studying public health, but any student is eligible to join
  11. Urban Housing in Milwaukee, WI - sponsored by the Nonprofit Leadership & Philanthropy Certificate
    • LS:1024:0A11 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Any student is eligible to join this team
  12. Education Equity in St. Louis, MO - sponsored by the Center for Diversity & Enrichment
    • LS:1024:0A12 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Students must be associated with the CDE (i.e., Advantage Iowa, TRiO, Iowa Edge). If you have questions about whether or not you qualify, contact Cueponi-Cihuatl-Espinoza@uiowa.edu.

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