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Alternative Spring Break 2018 Application

Alternative Spring Break Dates: March 11th – March 17th, 2018
Application Due: Friday, October 27

The Alternative Break program brings together WCU students from various backgrounds, identities, and communities for an experience unlike any other! Students will explore what it means to be active citizens by immersing themselves in meaningful service and cultural exploration as they travel to a new community across the nation during spring break. Through this program, students will be equipped with the skills and drive to continue their journey as active citizens in the West Chester community and beyond. Learn more about the program at: www.wcupa.edu/ab 

2018 Alternative Spring Break trips include:

  • Addressing Issues of Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina: In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County, N.C., Inc., WCU students participating in this trip will travel to Burlington, NC to build affordable houses for families living with a low-income or facing significant financial challenges.
     
  • Advocating for Women's Rights through Political Engagement in Washington DC: Students participating in this trip will volunteer with various non-profit organizations across Washington DC to explore our current political landscape while advocating for social justice and Women's Rights in today's society. 
     
  • Serving the LGBTQ Community Impacted by HIV/AIDS in PittsburghStudents will unite to educate the community about preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS and serve individuals infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in Pittsburgh, PA by working with the Allies for Health + Wellbeing and the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh (GLCC).
     
  • Empowering Youth through Financial Literacy Education with Junior Achievement in NYC**: Students participating on this trip will work with Junior Achievement of NYC to engage children in local schools through academic enrichment activities that improve social skill development, self-esteem, and civic engagement.
     **Students participating in this trip may be required to obtain Child Abuse Clearances prior to departure.​
     
  • Transforming the Environment through Sustainability and Outdoor Education: ​Students will partner with Woodland Harvest Mountain Farm in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina to immerse themselves in sustainable living practices at an off-grid permaculture farm.

Students participating in the Alternative Break program must be in good standing with the University and have at least a 2.3 GPA.


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