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Our trip will work to better understand the complexities of the current U.S. retributive justice system by visiting organizations in New York City related to the pre- and post-incarceration process. We hope that through this trip, participants will challenge their preconceived notions about today’s prison system and continue related service work in the future.

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Dollars Raised: 208%

Funding Details

Deadline: Feb 02, 2013
Total needed: $500

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Maya Neria ’15  Neuroscience  Jerusalem
Lydia Gordon ’15 Psychology Tobaccoville NC
Lara Shabb ’15
Amitai Ben-Abba ’15.5
Bronwyn Oatley ’13
Hannah Reeve ’15
Kenrry Alvarado ’15
Leanne Conway ’14
Casey Wanna '15
Hannah Spielberg ’13
Rod Abhari ’15
Danielle Fahoome ’13

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http://hourchildren.org/

Examining a Broken Justice System (New York City): Our trip will work to better understand the complexities of the current U.S. retributive justice system by visiting organizations in New York City related to the pre- and post-incarceration process. Topics will include juvenile sentencing, education, inter-generational incarceration, and alternative methods to incarceration. By working with representatives from non-profits, legislatures and juvenile halls, we will examine all steps of the incarceration and re-entry process through a variety of lenses. We hope that through this trip, participants will challenge their preconceived notions about today’s prison system and continue related service work in the future.
Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to New York Cityover February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts. MiddSTART is a critical part of our effort to help us fundraise for our trip expenses.

  • Maya Neria

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP! We have reached our goal and are so thankful for all the donations. You guys are wonderful! We can’t wait for the trip and to give you all updates about our plans for J-term and what we are up to with other service opportunities! THANKS AGAIN, WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOUR GENEROUS HELP!

  • Lydia Gordon

    This is amazing, thank you all so much for the donations! Only $85 to go!

  • Maya Neria

    On behalf of the rest of the group, thank you so much for the generous donations so far! We still have a long way to go and would greatly appreciate if you spread the word around about our initiative and mission. Again, we are all so thankful for all donations, regardless of size! :) Hope that everyone has a very merry holiday season!

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