Alternative Break programs are collaboratively designed by students and staff to address social issues through education and service learning. Alternative Break teams face challenging issues such as discrimination, inadequate housing, hunger, and poverty. Students emerge from these experiences transformed with new ideas, world views, and experiences that they apply to the world around them.
We offer over seven programs focused on social justice issues as diverse as environmental conservation to civil rights, homelessness, post-conflict recovery, and more.
Alternative Breaks are yearlong commitments. Orientation, reorientation, fundraising and activism projects take place during the school year while direct engagement takes place over spring break in a variety of locations from Guatemala, Jamaica, DC, Selma, and more.