Alternative Spring Break
The Center for Community & Learning Partnerships is excited to announce that this year's three Alternative Spring Break destinations will be Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; and Houston, TX!
Applications are currently being accepted, the deadline to submit completed applications will be Thursday, November 6th.
Since 2005, over 213 Wentworth students have participated in the Alternative Spring Break program (ASB) performing more than 9,520 hours of service and fundraising $106,000.
ASB brings students from different majors together to work on a community-based project in both Boston and communities elsewhere in the country. Students are hired for the duration of the academic year to plan and organize all trip logistics, and then recruit other students to help them carry out service in their selected destinations. This past spring break, student trips were organized to Houston, TX, Homestead, FL, and Boston, MA. In Houston, students worked with the Galveston Historical Society and the Houston Food Bank (the largest food bank in the US). In Florida, students took a more environmental focus and worked with Biscayne and Everglades National Parks, Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, and the DuMond Conservancy. The Boston trip covered a whole spectrum of social issues during their week in Boston and visited many non-profits such as Cradles to Crayons, St. Francis House, Greater Boston Food Bank, and Community Servings.