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 Diego, CA; and Washington D.C.!
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.
The total cost of all three ASB trips this year comes to $36,000. Students will be responsible for raising this money through various fundraising efforts, pledge cards and outreach within their networks. If you would like to make a contribution to a particular trip or the Alternative Spring Break program at Wentworth in general, please designate your donation to the Alternative Spring Break program listed under 'student life and support' in the additional options menu. If you would like more information on how to donate, or where to send a check, please contact Courtney Wright.
What students will be working on during the 2016 Spring Break:
San Diego, Calif.
Students will work with Third Avenue Charitable Organization, which supports the homeless providing food and personal hygiene packages, and with Father Joe’s Villages, a soup kitchen that supplies meals to the City’s hungry. Students will also spend time with Habitat for Humanity helping to build homes and San Diego’s Parks and Recreation department planting vegetation.
Students will be addressing the needs of our local human and wildlife population. One day each will be spent with Silver Lining Mentoring and Soccer Without Borders, organizations that use mentoring to developed essential life skills to foster and immigrant youth. Students will also build simple, low-cost homes with Habitat for Humanity and help inspire other to protect wildlife environments with the Franklin Park Zoo.
Students will be working with Martha’s Table, an organization that works to bring healthy grocery food to the community and Food & Friends, where students will prepare food for those who are battling HIV/AIDS. Students will also spend one day with Samaritan Inns assisting residents with computer literacy. Finally, a full day will be spent working with Community Forklift, a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement supplies.