CUE is designed to provide participants with a combined experience of meaningful service and social justice education that will motivate them to become active in the fight to end poverty and homelessness.
CUE is part of growing movement of alternative break programs around the country. We offer a way for high school and college students to get involved and delve into serious issues such as gentrification, economic disparity, displacement, affordable housing, hostile design, and the importance of political advocacy.
The Homeless Coalition arranges for service opportunities at many of our 65+ member agencies. CUE participants volunteer at local homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other agencies that provide services for Cincinnatians experiencing homelessness. The Homeless Coalition coordinates educational activities so participants can learn about the root causes of homelessness and poverty. All participants will have the opportunity to hear from speakers, participate in team building activities, and reflect on how they can get involved in dispelling myths and creating empathy rather than apathy.
Groups live in Over the Rhine while here and stay from 3-7 days. Since the program first began in 2008, the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition has more than 60 groups, totaling more than 600 students from around the country.