Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Stacey Riemer
Ending Poverty in Charlotte (EPIC) is a student organization aimed to connect students to homeless neighbors at Charlotte’s Urban Ministry Center through a variety of avenues from relationships to advocacy. EPIC seeks to develop a safe atmosphere within the homeless shelters that incorporate norms of trust and collaboration. My proposal is to create a relational model within EPIC in order to increase student engagement and to better prepare volunteers’ relationship with people with homelessness. To allow EPIC to develop good partnership and increase the flow of communication between the student organization and Urban Ministry that can maximize social and community change.