Ongoing – weekly meetings and week-long spring break trip
Alternative Breaks is a student-led organization of motivated individuals who share a commitment to social justice, personal growth and community engagement. For over 25 years Alternative Breaks has led spring break service trips to work with community agencies in New York City, Lake Placid, Florida, Boston and more.
Through educational opportunities, root cause analyses, reflection and reciprocal engagement with community agencies, Alternative Breaks demonstrates commitment to addressing social justice issues using a racial lens. By examining racial disparities across all systems, students work to shift the societal narratives perpetuated by implicit biases, stereotypes and institutional discrimination. Informed by the knowledge and expertise of partner agencies, students seek to amplify partners’ voices by raising awareness on systemic patterns disproportionately affecting disadvantaged communities.