Menaul School (Albuquerque)
Contact:Keith Class, Facilities Manager
301 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Web site: www.menaulschool.com
Menaul School: originally served as a Presbyterian mission boarding school (1896) for Spanish-speaking boys from Northern New Mexico. Today, Menaul serves young people of all faith backgrounds, grades 6 through 12 - boarding and day students, both international and domestic. Menaul School, although now independent of the Presbyterian Church (USA), remains grounded in the reformed Christian tradition and has gained a reputation for producing young people with excellent values, ethics, and moral character.
Project/Focus: Menaul School welcomes church groups to campus for support of the campus. Work projects possibilities include: cleaning, remodeling, maintenance, painting, tree trimming, building, landscaping, stuccoing.
Educational/Advocacy Components: Group leaders are responsible for the group's programming. Students at Menaul School experience a commitment to the development of excellence, confidence, and integrity that are the foundation for life-long learning and ethical leadership.
Group Size: 6-60
Minimum Age: No minimum age.
Accommodations: Menaul School provides lodging for the group at no charge. The facilities include 2 kitchens and a laundry room. Group is responsible for own food (purchase and preparation). Menaul School can assist with transportation from airport and for sightseeing.
Cost: Recommended that the group purchase some of the supplies or building materials used during their mission week. Cost of fuel and meals if using Menaul School transportation. No charge for lodging.
Border Servant Corps (Las Cruces)
Contact: Kari Lenander, Executive Director
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Phone: 575-522-7119, ext. 16
Web site: www.borderservantcorps.org
Focus: Border Servant Corps hosts groups interested in first-hand cultural immersions focused on education about border hand cultural immersions focused on education about border issues. This program is designed for undergraduate missions, alternative spring break programs, seminarians, and church and young-adult groups. Border Servant Corps receives groups after other programs that offer border immersions are full.
Size of Group: Ten to fourteen persons.
Cost: $350 per person for a seven-day immersion, which includes housing, some meals, and a program fee for setting up the itinerary. Transportation is provided by the immersion group (rented, if arriving by air).
Length of Trip: Long-term (six to seven days) immersion groups typically arrive Saturday afternoon or evening and
depart Friday morning. Short-term (three to four days) immersions typically include one to two working days, plus the weekend. Longer volunteer opportunities are also available (see below).
Age: College-aged and older.
Background: Border Servant Corps was founded in 1997 as a ministry of Peace Lutheran Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). Border Servant Corps seeks to provide an opportunity for volunteers to work for justice, serve their neighbor, and walk humbly with their God.
Housing Information: Participants stay at Peace Lutheran Church (Las Cruces, NM). Air mattresses and bedding are provided. Shower facilities are available for participant’s use.
Volunteer Opportunities: Border Servant Corps hosts full-time volunteers and short-term interns that live in intentional community, learn about living simply, work for social justice, and explore spirituality. Volunteers work with issues such as poverty, immigration, domestic violence, education, and health care with opportunities to work in churches, shelters, legal centers, after-school programs, clinics, and other social service agencies within the unique context of the border region.