Bonner Leaders Serve in Washington, D.C. During Spring Break

High Point University Bonner Leaders participated in service during spring break in Washington, D.C. During the trip, they toured the Capitol and met with U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows.


HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2019 – The High Point University Bonner Leaders spent their spring break in the nation’s capital participating in community service.

HPU’s Japheth Soto helps prepare meals with other Bonners at D.C. Central Kitchen.

As part of the trip for first-year HPU Bonners, the students prepared and served meals in the D.C. Central Kitchen. This community kitchen targets the cycle of hunger and poverty.

Dalton Lucas, a freshman political science major, gained experiences he will take with him through his service to others. “This experience in Washington, D.C., has reminded me that the promise of a better tomorrow is alive and well in our country,” says Lucas. “We have the potential to impact and change people’s lives for the better through hard work and dedication.”

Bonners also toured the Capitol and met with U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows. They also toured the White House, the World Bank and Christ House, which assists men experiencing homelessness.

“To echo the volunteer coordinator at D.C. Central Kitchen, volunteers are the heart and soul of an organization,” says Dawn Bowes, assistant director of Civic Responsibility and Social Innovation. “Our HPU Bonners are leading that change with heart and courage.” 

The Bonner Foundation builds sustained partnerships with colleges and universities to foster the deep integration of college access, diversity and inclusion, and student success with community engagement and learning. HPU Bonner Leaders are embedded in the community to support an assigned nonprofit organization, making them a familiar face around the city.

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