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About

The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program gives students the opportunity to engage in direct service in collaboration with communities across the nation. Students who participate spend 5-7 days, during spring break, learning about critical challenges facing communities, interacting with local leaders, and performing short-term projects for community agencies.

Spring 2017 Locations

Blackville, SC:

Trip Focus: Housing and Community Development

Partner Agency: Blackville Community Development Corporation

13 RIT students will participate in this week-long service experience and support BCDC by doing hands-on work in the community including revitalizing a historic cemetery, doing yardwork for elderly residents, and participating in local government discussions.

Philadelphia, PA:

Trip Focus: Urban and Community Farming

Partner Agencies: GreensGrow Farms, Inc & St. Francis Inn

12 RIT students will participate in this week-long service experience and support the organizations by working alongside community members on maintenance projects including re-building a chicken coop, repairing solar panels, and doing basic gardening throughout the week.

Leadership Opportunities

Join the Student Advisory Board and become an Alternative Spring Break student coordinator. Coordinators work alongside staff in CLCE to plan and organize the trips!