StreetFest is a one-time co-curricular service-learning opportunity that occurs during our first-year student orientation program, Quest. During StreetFest, we explore our call of doing God’s work in God’s world by joining over 60 community organizations in their work in the city of Grand Rapids.
The StreetFest day begins with a service in the chapel. Then students learn about the city of Grand Rapids and the neighborhoods in which they will service-learn. When students arrive at their work site, a representative from the hosting organization provides an introduction to their work in the community. The day concludes with an intentional time of reflecting together on the events of the day and what students have learned from the experience. From working alongside upper-class students, a faculty, staff or alumni mentor to recycling and composting lunch waste to joining in the important work of the Grand Rapids non-profit sector, StreetFest introduces students to the service and learning that marks a Calvin education.
To learn more about StreetFest including past years' themes, click here for our StreetFest history page.