Team finds Wichita walkable, fun and sweet!

By Olivia/AmeriCorps NCCC team member serving with Wichita Habitat

Our team has loved being in Wichita. One of the first things we noticed on the first day is how easy it is to walk places. We’re a 10-minute walk from Old Town and from the cafes on Douglas Street. With limited transportation, having the freedom to walk to so many cute coffee shops and cafes has been amazing. One of our team’s favorites is Sente Games and Refreshments. We spent hours there our first weekend, playing Settlers of Catan. Other favorites have been Braums, Leslie Coffee Co., and Cocoa Dolce. 

The community here has been extremely welcoming. The church we’re staying at goes out of their way to cook for us, invite us to Youth Groups, and invite us to watch their plays and performances.

“We have a running joke on our team that the church is haunted by a cookie ghost because it feels like every other day a new box of cookies will appear in our kitchen.”

We are truly grateful for this experience and time in Wichita, KS.

An AmeriCorps NCCC team is serving with Wichita Habitat for Humanity from January 13 through April 3. AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members are 18 to 24 years old and spend 10 months strengthening communities while developing their own leadership skills. They serve on teams on short-term projects to help build homes, promote food security, mentor youth, respond to disasters, and support communities with other critical needs.