Atlanta Domestic Trip

Unique to the Purdue chapter of Timmy Global Health, we send 16 students to Atlanta, GA, for a service trip over spring break. Working in conjunction with DOOR Atlanta, a local non-profit organization, we serve in soup kitchens, food pantries, after school programs, and learn about those struggling with homelessness. Starting in spring of 2016, this trip has also had the opportunity to visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and discuss issues about public health with experts at the CDC.


DOOR is and organization located in cities across the United States that provides opportunities for service, learning, and leadership development within the urban context. Purdue Timmy Global Health students have the opportunity to participate in a number of service activities including working in warehouses and learning about the work that goes on behind the-scenes of various global organizations. For example, students have sorted books at Books for Africa, an organization that provides books, computers, and school supplies to children in Africa who are eager to learn. At Global Soaps, Timmies have helped to recycle partially-used soap from hotels into millions of new bars to be distributed to people who lack access to soap around the world. Furthermore, students are able to directly serve the homeless of Atlanta by working in soup kitchens.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Timmies who attend the domestic service trip are rewarded with a unique opportunity to tour the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta during their time there. The CDC is an organization that aims to protect America from health, safety, and security threats facing the nation through research and education. The CDC and Timmy Global Health share a common goal of improving the lives of people across the globe through improved public health.

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