Spring Break Collegiate Challenge, March 2017

MARCH 24, 2017 Penn State University, March 5-11 Penn State brought 14 students to work for a week, building three homes at different stages at the Pinehurst subdivision. A lot of work was accomplished and the students enjoyed great weather, in the company of staff, Habitat volunteers and future Habitat home owners. They were treated to a hot lunch at the …

Winter 2017 Collegiate Challenge: NYU

JANUARY 18, 2017 WINTER 2017 COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE New Paltz, New York University The ladies hockey team of New Paltz, New York visited during the winter break Collegiate Challenge, building the future home of two families in the Pinehurst subdivision in Edgewater. Students soon become masters of the power tools. While they were here, the group experienced house building from power …

Spring Break Collegiate Challenge 2016

APRIL 2, 2016 Making a Difference in the Lives of Four Families SPRING BREAK COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE, MARCH 6-25, 2016. From March 6-25, 2016, three university groups each provided a week of building at our new Pinehurst subdivision in Edgewater. The groups resided in our fully furnished Habi-Dorm, and after work, enjoyed sampling the fare in New Smyrna Beach restaurants. On …

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

JANUARY 20, 2016 Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future By Coralie Gilson MLK Day, Monday, Jan 18, 2016 AmeriCorps On the cool morning of January 18th, a great community celebration took place in Old Fort Park to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. There was a great turnout, despite the wind and chill, and in …

Winter Collegiate Challenge with Ohio State University

JANUARY 13, 2016 By Coralie Gilson AmeriCorps A group of thirteen students from OSU came to work with us from January 3rd-9th, during their winter break, bringing energy, laughter, fun and doing lots and lots of hard work . The group stayed in the Habitat dorm in Edgewater and spent their days helping build a new home at 592 Hamilton …

Fordham University Collegiate Challenge

MARCH 22, 2015 by Coralie Gilson Fordham University Collegiate Challenge Spring break 2015 From 16 to 21 March, thirteen post graduate law students from Fordham University, coordinated by student leader Arian Raymondo, joined us to help complete the build of our beautiful home on Duss Street. With them came Tom Schoenherr, Assistant Dean for the Public Interest Center at the …

Penn State University Collegiate Challenge

MARCH 15, 2015 Collegiate Challenge, Week 2, March 9-14, 2015 PENN STATE UNIVERSITY Twelve students from Penn State joined us to continue the building of a house on Duss Street, bringing with them team leader Eric Gunderson, and Mike Regan who also attended the 2014 challenge. It was a hot week, and coming from snow, the students really enjoyed working …

Muhlenberg College Collegiate Challenge

MARCH 5, 2015 by Coralie Gilson Muhlenberg College Collegiate Challenge Spring Break 2015 A group of fourteen from Muhlenberg College was the first group in this year’s spring break collegiate challenge. They helped build the new house at 500 Duss St, New Smyrna – roofing, framing, and siding the future home of a local family. This home will be our …

Long Island University Winter Break Collegiate Challenge

 JANUARY 21, 2015 Long Island University brings new friendships and a lot of energy to SEV Habitat. Fifteen Long Island University Students Join SEV Habitat for Winter Break From 11-17 January, we welcomed our first collegiate group to reside in our new fully-equipped dormitory accommodation. Fifteen students from Long Island University worked long and hard throughout the week, and were …