The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh has had a long connection with Compas. Our board member, Douglas Haynes, and English Professor at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, has lead several service learning trips to Nicaragua. He has also made several other trips to do research and has recently published a book, "Every Day that We Live is the Future", based on extensive interviews with two Women in Action families. The University returned to Nicaragua in January 2018 with the travel course, "Migration, Culture, and Human Rights in the Americas in Nicaragua, led by Catherine Bryan, Professor of Spanish, and Michael Lueder, Coordinator of Civic Engagement. The group built two homes for Women in Action members and also painted the outside wall and fence of the Women in Action center. While the group was there, a new metal roof was also installed at the WIA center. In La Paz, the group worked with host families create a coffee tree nursery. The 2,000 coffee tree seedlings for each of the 9 families will be given out to farmers at the start of the rainy season in May as part of our reforestation and coffee project.
Students also met with the National Association of Farm Workers about issues of migration; visited the National Literary Museum, the Nicaragua National Autonomous University, and the La Paz Health Center.