"This is a Unique Experience that gets things right! The challenge is driven to make connections and foster community with our unknown neighbors" - Adult Participant
Urban Challenge is an invitation to extend yourself beyond the boundaries of your hometown into the neighborhoods of the City of Springfield, Massachusetts, the fourth largest city in New England. The multi-day program works to introduce participants to life in the city and celebrate urban living. We welcome faith-based and non-faith-based groups of high school, college and adult participants who want to learn more about the challenges and joys found in cities. Urban Challenge can function as an alternative spring break, a confirmation retreat or a unique service trip. This urban immersion will involve participants in educational activities as well as service that will engage them in the issues related to city living. Urban Challenge will provide participants with opportunities to work alongside other community organizations working to advocate and support city residents. Through a space of reflection, the Challenge calls on us to recognize the humanity in everyone in the community.