We believe that leaders need to be developed with the character and capacity to change the world. And we aim to do just that!
Click here to see this video from NYCUP Spring Break 2013!
InterVarsity’s New York City Urban Project exists to develop individuals into leaders with the character and capacity to change the world!
New York City will be our classroom as we spend 6 days becoming people who don’t just WANT TO DO GOOD but people who ACTUALLY DO GOOD! Students who attend NYCUP’s Spring Break Plunge will spend 6 days learning to fight sex-trafficking and labor slavery, exploitation of people and the planet and practical steps to love your neighbors every day. And all of this will be done in Amazing Race style!
During the day, our justice scavenger hunt will take you all over NYC to meet leaders, serve those in need and step outside of your comfort zone to learn just how other people live. We begin and end each day with prayer, workshops, and reflections because we believe that to transform lives, we need to transform our own lives first. We can’t testify to a freedom that we don’t know anything about. So, let’s get to work!
Guilt, shame, obligation, fear, anger and praise for ourselves are NOT reasons to do justice. But it is only by the transformative power of the Love of God that we serve. Faith without works is dead and works without faith is slavery; we are most certainly free.
People of all faiths are welcome to attend as long as you are willing to grapple with faith, justice and how that impacts this world.
Here are the dates:
Session 1: March 10-15
Session 2: March 17-22
Session 3: March 24-29
Session 4: March 31-April 5
Session 5: April 14-19
Click the above sessions to register!
Application & Deadlines
Registration is OPEN for our Spring Break:Amazing Race Edition. Thanks to all of you are ready to come to NYC!
You must make a $50 DEPOSIT to reserve your spot. It may be submitted online or submitted by check. (*See address below for sending check*) Credit/debit card payment will be available on December 1. Print out your confirmation receipt and bring it with you to NYCUP Spring Break.
The full fee is $400 including DEPOSIT. Your remaining balance is due upon arrival or can be paid online before arriving.
(*This means if you pay your $50 deposit online, you only have to pay $350 when you arrive. Or you can choose to make your full payment of $400 dollars initially which will fulfill your deposit requirement and close your account as you would have paid in full.*)
Checks MUST be made out to “INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP” with “NYCUP” in the memo. Do NOT make the check out to NYCUP! It will be returned.
Cash is also accepted.
These gifts are not tax-deductible.
Do I have to stay on-site with everyone?
Yes. Students and volunteers will be required to spend each night at NYCUP Housing. Session 5 is the only session that won’t require the full registration fee if you are a CUNY student. If you are NOT a CUNY student during Session 5, you must stay on-site. The goal of NYCUP is for you to build your relationship with God, with the community and with one another. Therefore, SUNY students will stay on-site with their classmates.
Do I have to be a part of InterVarsity to come?
No, but you must be of college age to attend, 18-29. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
If you are not a part of InterVarsity, you will have to provide at least 1 reference from a pastor, spiritual advisor on campus or faith leader in your community.
Is there a discount for groups?
No, there is not a discount for groups but there is a discount returnees who would like to come as staff. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Registration for ALL IV staff and official volunteers who attend will be waived.
Who should I make my check out to?
ALL CHECKS should be made out to INTERVARSITY with NYCUP in the memo. Do NOT have a check written out to you or to NYCUP. If you do, they will be returned to you.
When do I turn in my money?
Send a check or online donation upon confirmation of your acceptance. Please bring the balance with you when you arrive.
No one who does not pay in full will be allowed to participate. If you paid online, please print out your confirmation email and bring it with you when you arrive.
Where does my money go?
Every expense during NYCUP Spring Break will be covered including all food, travel, lodging, materials, speakers, staff and more. Your funds go towards covering this and the work of NYCUP in New York and New Jersey.
Does registration cover travel?
No, you are responsible for your own travel expenses to reach NYCUP. Once you arrive, all program expenses are covered by NYCUP.