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Knowledge in Action Experiences

The Buffet of Educational Experiences - Feb. 2 - May 4, 2019

KNOWLEDGE IN ACTION EXPERIENCES

Goal: Transform knowledge into action

  • Family Promise Experience
  • Visit a host congregation that provides shelter and meals for families who are experiencing homelessness.  Enjoy dinner, fellowship and see how churches set up to host families in the Family Promise Emergency Shelter program.

  • Creative Crafts for a Cause: Handmade Backpacks and Compassion Kits for Homeless Neighbors

InSight Magazine (UCI) and Irvine4Everyone are partnering together to host a family-friendly, all ages welcome, creative crafts and compassion session.  We welcome you to join us in the fun of helping others.  We will write compassion notes, assemble supplies and help our seamstresses sew backpacks into which all kit supplies will be placed.

  • Date: April 25, 2019 (early evening)
  • Number of People: May be capped at 30
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation
  • Location: TBD
  • RSVP is Required at http://tinyurl.com/craftsforcause

  • Fly Away Home Experience by leveraging existing Book Groups

“Sometimes I just want to cry. I think Dad and I will be here forever.  Then I remember the bird.  It took a while, but a door opened.  And when the bird left, when it flew free, I know it was singing.”  Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting.

  • Read and discuss this 1993 book about a boy and his dad who are homeless and live in an airport. The book is written by an Irish woman and an acclaimed children’s author who has lived most of her life in California.
    • Discussion Tips:
    • Either as a group or individually watch the ~ 7 min Video reading of the book: https://youtu.be/QDkrCc3e0HY
    • Read privately or read-aloud the 4-page text of the book (no pictures): https://tinyurl.com/flyawayhomexperience
    • What are some of the questions that come to your mind as you read, listened, or watched? What touched you?  Do you think the homelessness situation has changed from 1993 to now, 2019, 25 years later?  How?  

The Buffet of Educational Experiences - Feb. 2 - May 4, 2019