Alternative Spring Break

By Jen Retter | January 19, 2018

Every spring break, the Community and Civic Engagement Center brings a group of around 40 students on an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to complete service work in areas of need. As opposed to the stereotypical spring break experience, ASB aims to provide students a chance to better the community and themselves. This year’s trip will be to the Coastal Texas region, where students will participate in disaster response following Hurricane Harvey. Arcadia volunteers will work with the National Relief Network (NRN), an organization that CCEC has successfully partnered with on previous ASB trips to New Orleans, Louisiana, and Immokalee, Fla. While in Texas, participants will aid in renovation, deconstruction, and rebuilding work, including (but not limited to) painting inside or outside, mold removal, hanging drywall, and redoing siding or roofs.

The trip will run from March 11 to 17. The fee for the trip is $625, which includes airfare, housing, and almost all meals. Additionally, there are fundraising opportunities available.

Contact Cindy Rubino for more information.