Clarksdale Area Fuller Center for Housing
Location: Clarksdale, MS
Cost: $275 per person
When: All year
Work week: Monday-Friday
Open for: Any groups
Eligible group size: up to 22 (any groups larger than this, please contact our Operations Coordinator)
Age restrictions: All ages welcome, but must be 14 or older to work on site
Skilled worksite supervision
Dorm with gender-separated bunk rooms (10 in one, 12 in the other) and bathrooms, a kitchen and a small common area. There also is one extra room with a bunk bed for special circumstances
Food: Teams will prepare/provide their own meals. We will supply water.
About our work: We partner with local people in need of decent, affordable housing, through new construction, rehab, and other relevant work. We serve Clarksdale, MS in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, one of the major areas of “deep disadvantage” in the US. We emphasize both the community improvement and Kingdom-building aspects of our ministry. We encourage educational explorations into the dynamics of race, class. poverty, and spirituality. We seek to break down culturally imposed barriers between God’s people and we earnestly pray for transformational change through the Fuller experience.
Things to do/sightseeing: Sometime during the week (often Sunday), we offer a history tour of Coahoma County complete with a stop at the Mississippi River and relevant Habitat/Fuller sites. The Emmett Till Interpretive Center and the BB King Museum are within easy driving distance and are highly recommended. We also offer evening discussions with dynamic after-school programs/Fuller allies like Spring Initiative and Griot Arts