This year the Alternative Spring Break service sites can provide opportunities to serve and learn about education/youth issues, housing, culture, immigration, and so much more!
Imagine yourself making a difference during spring break!
March 9 - 17, 2013
San Lucas Mission - San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala
Students will be broadening their base of experience at the San Lucas Mission. They will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture, as well as build relationships with the local community. Student work may include: assisting in cooperative community projects such as sorting and picking coffee, working with the children in schools, assisting families on their land, assisting with the reforestation project, and helping to restore buildings in need of repair. The goal of the mission is to enhance and enrich the whole person on a spiritual journey.
Experiences: Guatemalan culture, poverty, environmental concerns, community work
Urban Immersion Experience with CVV - Denver, CO
This trip will be an urban immersion service-learning experience where the group will serve at a variety of different organizations in Denver as well as participate in learning experiences focused on homelessness, immigration, urban environmental justice, and community development. Colorado Vincentian Volunteers (CVV) is a young adult volunteer community of faith and action that responds to the Gospel call in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul through serving Denver's poor, elderly, homeless, developmentally disabled and troubled youth.
Experiences: Homelessness, immigration, urban issuesCost: approximately $200
Rebuilding Together New Orleans-New Orleans, LA
Rebuilding Together New Orleans is a continuing volunteer effort to improve the quality of life of low income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, or single head of households with minor children, through home repair and revitalization of New Orleans' neighborhoods. Since Hurricane Katrina, RTNO has become the biggest home revitalization non-profit organization in New Orleans. Volunteers will be helping to repair houses for homeowners throughout New Orleans.
Experience: Housing, disaster relief, systematic poverty
Catholic Charities -Baltimore, MD
While working with Baltimore Catholic Services, Our Daily Bread will be your primary service site. Our Daily bread is a program that serves a daily meal to all those who are in need. Students will help to prepare and serve meals as well as eat with the people who come to Our Daily Bread. Other service sites include: Jenkins Senior Living Community, Sarah's House, Christopher's Place Employment Academy and St. Vincent's center. Students will get the opportunity to work with many different populations and serve in many different ways and experience the diverse cultures of Baltimore.
Experiences: Working with homeless populations, poverty, elderly