Alternative Spring Break

 

Alternative Spring Break- Everglades, Florida

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

We are currently seeking applicants to be coordinators for the 2015 Spring Break week. If you are interested, please contact Courtney Wright in the Center at wrightc1@wit.edu.  

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