The 2020 Hawkeye Service Breaks teams traveled to 12 different locations and worked with nearly 40 nonprofit partners during spring break (March 14-19, 2020).

In an effort to create easier access, Hawkeye Service Breaks changed the way students joined a team that year.  Rather than completing an online application and waiting for a selection decision, students enrolled directly in the academic course section of their choice. 

The 2020 teams included:

  1. Food Justice in Atlanta, GA - sponsored by Food Pantry at Iowa
    • LS:1024:0A01 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
  2. Disability Rights in Biloxi, MS 
    • LS:1024:0A02 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
  3. Public Health in Dallas, TX 
    • LS:1024:0A03 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
  4. Homelessness in Denver, CO 
    • LS:1024:0A04 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
  5. Economic Equity in Detroit, MI - sponsored by Tippie College of Business
    • LS:1024:0A05 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
    • Student must be in Tippie College of Business (includes Direct Admit, Standard Admit, Pre-Business, or one of these majors - Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing)
  6. Food Justice in Indianapolis, IN - co-sponsored by Fraternity & Sorority Life
    • LS:1024:0A06 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
  7. Education Equity in Kansas City, MO - sponsored by the College of Education Teacher Leader Center
    • LS:1024:0A07 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
  8. Children's Health in Little Rock, AR - sponsored by UI Dance Marathon
    • LS:1024:0A08 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
    • Student must be a current or former member of UI Dance Marathon (dancer or leadership team)
  9. Women's Rights in Louisville, KY - sponsored by Women in Science & Engineering
    • LS:1024:0A09 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
  10. Environmental Justice in Memphis, TN - sponsored by Environmental Health Sciences Research Center
    • LS:1024:0A10 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)
  11. Urban Housing in Milwaukee, WI - sponsored by the Nonprofit Leadership & Philanthropy Certificate
    • LS:1024:0A11 course section (Mondays, 5:00 - 6:15 PM)
  12. Education Equity in St. Louis, MO - sponsored by the Center for Diversity & Enrichment
    • LS:1024:0A12 course section (Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 PM)

Meet the team leaders

Jazmine Davis
Atlanta, Georgia - Food Justice, (Food Pantry at Iowa)

Da'Yona Johnson
Dallas, Texas - Public Health

Bella Dietrich
Denver, Colorado - Homelessness

Mike Gunn
Detroit, Michigan - Economic Equity, (Tippie College of Business)

Savannah DeGroot
Indianapolis, Indiana - Food Justice (Fraternity and Sorority life)

Emma Nagle
Little Rock, Arkansas - Children's Health (Dance Marathon)

Alyssa Schaeffer
Louisville, Kentucky - Women's Rights (WiSE)

Olivia Bohlmann
Memphis, Tennessee - Environmental Justice (Environmental Health Sciences Research Center)

Michelle Anderson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Urban Housing (Nonprofit Leadership & Philanthropy Certificate)

Michael Aragon-Jaques
St. Louis, Missouri - Education Equity (Center for Diversity and Enrichment)

Margaret Good
Biloxi, Mississippi - Disability Rights, Director of Team Development

Ashley Sitzman
Kansas City, Missouri - Education Equity, Director of Promotion and Retention

Emily Brekke
Director of Logistics

Ben Ratier
Graduate Intern

Charlotte Brown
Program Coordinator