Campus Chapters

Campus Chapters are student-led groups that lead a variety of engaging and creative opportunities for participants.
Together, students develop professional skills and cultural awareness while connecting with communities in need
through on-campus, local, and international service initiatives. 

 
 

What chapter leaders are saying:

As a team we were able to see how deep poverty is and how you can’t ‘change the world’ in a couple of days and not even a couple of years. It is the relationships you make with people and the little changes that you are able to make in a community that make the most difference.”
— Allie, Chapter Member
What I love about these chapters is that they’re all individualistic, each with their own ideas of what they want to accomplish as branches of a working non-profit organization. They are all involved with their own local initiatives, volunteering in their communities with organizations that run the gamut of community development initiatives.”
— Virginia, Chapter Coordinator

Current Chapters:
 

 
 

vanderbilt university

Vanderbilt University is home to MPI’s charter chapter. The chapter, which is one of the largest student organizations on Vanderbilt’s campus, is currently involved in five initiatives in the Nashville area. The Vanderbilt chapter sends students on service trips to Nicaragua and Ecuador annually, during both their fall and spring breaks. 

Vanderbilt volunteers talk with students about what makes a "healthy plate"  

Vanderbilt volunteers talk with students about what makes a "healthy plate"

 

 
 

University of Texas - Austin

The University of Texas-Austin chapter became active in 2008. In addition to serving at MPI's international sites, this chapter participates in Austin’s annual JDFR Walk for the Cure, an annual diabetes-centered event, and organizes events for the annual Boy Scouts of America Sport Classic for the Boy Scouts of Austin.  

University of Texas - Austin engineering students build handicap ramp for clinic  

University of Texas - Austin engineering students build handicap ramp for clinic

 

 
 

worcester state university

Worcester State University sends two teams to MPI’s Nicaragua site every year. In the winter, occupational therapy students accompany their professors to the site, working with partner organization Tesoros de Dios, a school for children with special needs, and providing support for MPI programs while they are in Managua.

Worcester State University students serve children with occupational therapy needs  

Worcester State University students serve children with occupational therapy needs

 

 
 

University of North carolina

Since its founding in 2010, the University of North Carolina’s MPI chapter has grown steadily, leading its first spring break trip to Nicaragua in 2012. Locally, the chapter has served with two local initiatives - the Ronald McDonald House and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, all while focusing on their campus goal of increasing yearly fundraising.  

University of North Carolina students raise funds for community clinic and cheer on runners in the Cedro Galán 5K 

University of North Carolina students raise funds for community clinic and cheer on runners in the Cedro Galán 5K 

 
 


University of Michigan

Since 2013, this University of Michigan's MPI chapter has worked eagerly and enthusiastically to lead local initiatives through volunteerism at an elementary school in Detroit. The chapter piloted a pen-pal program between elementary school students in Detroit and the children of MPI Ecuador's English class!

University of Michigan students host a Women's Empowerment Week  

University of Michigan students host a Women's Empowerment Week

 

 
 

DUKE University

MPI's Duke University Chapter was inspired by the organization’s original founders at Vanderbilt University, and was founded in the Spring of 2008. The Duke chapter serves locally and offers English tutoring to Spanish-speaking women, providing child care so participants can focus on learning.

A Duke University student braves the zipline in Baños, Ecuador

A Duke University student braves the zipline in Baños, Ecuador

 
 

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia chapter was founded in 2008 and quickly grew to be the second largest Manna Project chapter, with some of the highest levels of campus participation among members. Every year, the UGA chapter organizes full spring break trips to each site. 

University of Georgia students plant community garden    

University of Georgia students plant community garden

 

 


Professional Development
and resume building

Students gain practical, valuable skills through chapter leadership. Chapter leadership positions include: 

  • President
  • VP of Local Initiatives
  • VP of Global Initiatives
  • VP of Fundraising and Development
  • VP of Publicity
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer and/or VP of Finance
  • Members