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GCC Guatemala service learning trip rescheduled for December


May 21, 2020

Gogebic Community College students Owen Ryskey, Kristina Andrus, Melissa Simonar and Emily Strand help build a home for a family in Quiche, Guatemala, during last year's service learning trip.

IRONWOOD - The third annual Gogebic Community College service learning trip to Guatemala, originally scheduled for this week, has been tentatively rescheduled to leave on Dec. 12, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The trip, in conjunction with Pura Vida Ministries, is an opportunity for students and members of the community to experience Mayan culture, while helping to build a cinder-block house for a Guatemalan family in need, according to Janie Williams, GCC's service learning trip coordinator.

"It's kind of a special experience for the team members to be able to do that because it...

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