Each spring, TPC Habitat for Humanity participates in a special build called Collegiate Challenge, where college students from around the country spend their spring break helping us build homes. In 2012 groups from Boston University, California State University, East Carolina University, Linfield College, Minnesota State University, Point Park University, Portland State University, and Southern Utah University came out to build with us at our Ainsworth Vista neighborhood.
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity's participation in Collegiate Challenge wouldn't be possible without support from the many local churches who house the students, the YMCA which provides use of its facilties, and lunch providers who are needed for every day of Collegiate Challenge.
Students participating in Collegiate Challenge find it a fun and rewarding experience and go back to spread the word about their Habitat experience with friends and family back home, garnering even more volunteers and supporters dedicated to the mission of eliminating poverty housing in their own communities. For more information about Collegiate Challenge, please contact Volunteer Services.