Alternative Spring Break
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. 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.
Highlights for Alternative Spring Break 2016
San Diego, Calif.
Students worked 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 spent time with Habitat for Humanity helping to build homes and San Diego’s Parks and Recreation department planting vegetation.
Students addressed the needs of our local human and wildlife population. One day each was spent with Silver Lining Mentoring and Soccer Without Borders, organizations that use mentoring to developed essential life skills to foster and immigrant youth. Students also built simple, low-cost homes with Habitat for Humanity and helped inspire other to protect wildlife environments with the Franklin Park Zoo.
Students worked with Martha’s Table, an organization that works to bring healthy grocery food to the community and Food & Friends, where students prepared food for those who are battling HIV/AIDS. Students also spent one day with Samaritan Inns assisting residents with computer literacy. Finally, a full day was spent working with Community Forklift, a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement supplies.
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 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.