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  • On March 17th, 21 seniors and 4 faculty members will head to New Orleans for our spring break experiential learning journey. This is the third year of a trip we hope will become a Trinity tradition. Stay tuned for photos!

The senior spring break trip to New Orleans, now preparing for its third year, offers a special opportunity for a deepened understanding of American history—its failures and triumphs—through a lens that only a city like New Orleans can offer. An old multi-ethnic port city, New Orleans- with its nearby plantations, was one of the commercial hubs of the slave economy. The modern city—from its music and food to its institutions and politics—carries the complex legacy of that history. Artists, local historians and community organizers will show us how and why. After a weekend of learning, we will spend three days lending helping hands to community organizations with deep roots in the Lower Ninth Ward and other low-lying areas that still today have not fully recovered from the failed levees and flood waters caused by Hurricane Katrina. Local activists will tell us what it takes for a group of committed individuals to see and understand the root causes of a problem and become agents of sustainable change. Over our six days together, we will spend good hours creating a community of our own in our cozy bunkhouse (only two bathrooms for the lot of us!). We will cook breakfast for each other, watch and discuss Spike Lee’s documentary “When the Levees Broke,” listen to each other’s experiences of our days, and sit on the porch watching a southern afternoon rain. Of course, we’ll save some time for the French Quarter, beignets, and maybe our own “Stella!” shout-out in Jackson Square. Please apply.

Trip Information for 2017

Trip Dates: March 17-22, 2017
Trip Cost (est.): $1800.00
Trip Leader: Cindylisa Muniz
Chaperones: Uma Aviles, Alec Milton and Erin Coffey
139 West 91st Street  |  New York, NY 10024-1326  |  (212) 873-1650
Located on Upper West Side of New York City, Trinity School is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school for grades K-12. Since 1709, Trinity has provided a world-class education to its students with rigorous academics and outstanding programs in athletics, the arts, peer leadership, and global travel.