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UPDATE: Alternative Spring Break (ASB) will resume Spring 2023.

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) brings students from different majors together to work on a community-based project in both Boston and communities elsewhere in the country. Previous locations have included Houston, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, and many more. 

After a two-year hiatus due to the global pandemic, ASB will resume for the 2022-2023 Academic Year.

Alternative Spring Break 2023: Location TBD

Interested in participating in Alternative Spring Break 2023? Contact our Community Engagement Team to express your interest.

Alternative Spring Break Houston at the Food Bank.

Past Alternative Spring Break Trips

Interested in past ASB trips? Please visit the recaps of past Alternative Spring Break trips below.

  • Fresno, CA: Alternative Spring Break 2020

    In 2020, right before the global pandemic caused havoc on travel, the institute partnered with the California-based organization GRID Alternatives. GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color, and our energy access work is powering off-grid communities across the globe. Students participated in a two-day install of solar panels with GRID in the Central Valley/Fresno region of California at a single-family home, toured a hydroelectric plant, and visited one of California’s most famous national parks, Yosemite National Park, to learn about conservation efforts. 

    Click here for a recap of the 2020 trip.

  • Houston, TX: Alternative Spring Break 2019

    Trip to Houston, TX, to work with local nonprofits to combat local food and home insecurity.

    Click here for a recap of the 2018 trip.

  • Homestead, FL & Washington D.C.: Alternative Spring Break 2018

    Click here for a recap of the 2019 trip.

  • Archives: Alternative Spring Break

    Click here for our past trip archives.

What is Alternative Spring Break?

Click on the link below to learn more about ASB.

ASB 2014 participants posing in front of their completed project, a renovated home in Houston.

Support Alternative Spring Break

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 contribute 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. 

Two alternative spring break students volunteering at a food bank.