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What is Alternative Spring Break?

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a student-led initiative that gives students the opportunity to take part in educational service projects during their scheduled spring break.  The ASB program encourages active citizenship by providing service opportunities addressing issues within the community.

ASB is created in partnership between Achieving Community Transformation (ACT), Student Life, and the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research.

Alternative Spring Break 2014, March 22- 29:

Camp Korey, Carnation
Camp Korey is an overnight camp for children with disabilities and serious medial conditions.

Project: cleaning property, gardening, building
Mission: to honor the courage, strength, and determination of children living with serious and life-altering medical conditions and their families.

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Arboretum, Seattle

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance is an environmental organization that keeps the waters of Puget Sound clean by patrolling the waterways that flow into the sound.

Project: Kayaking the river to collect garbage and waste in the waterway
Mission: to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound by monitoring, cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering its waters.

21 Acres, Woodinville

21 Acres is an agricultural, environmental, and educational center complete with farms, plots and gardens.
Project: To be determined.
Mission: cultivate, demonstrate and advance systems that support sustainable agriculture.

Threads And Treads, Bothell

Threads And Treads is a donation-based clothing bank that serves students and families in Northshore School District.

Project: Sorting and organizing donated clothing.

Service Collaboration with Tulalip Tribe

Project: To be determined

Please contact Nick Kane, nkane@uwb.edu, if you have any questions about Alternative Spring Break 2014.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will gain exposure to community partners and UWB’s engagement opportunities.
     
  2. Students will learn about the issues of social justice for which the organizations were created.
     
  3. Students will be introduced to other options for future projects, as well as obtaining the resources necessary to participate in individual opportunities with the partners.

2014 Planning Committee Contacts:

Nick Kane
ACT Service Lead
nkane@uwb.edu

Kara Adams
Office of Community-Based Learning and Research
kadams@uwb.edu

Past Projects:

2013 ASB Sites:

  • Food Lifeline
  • Camp Korey
  • Northshore Wranglers
  • Northshore Community Schools’ HANG-TIME

2012 ASB Sites:

  • Camp Korey
  • Friends of North Creek Forest
  • PAWS Wildlife
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Overnight health care trip to Ritzville

2011 ASB Sites:

  • Camp Korey
  • Vineyard Park Assisted Living
  • Teen Feed

 

Portal Information

Description

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a program in which students get involved with diverse service projects over Spring Break. Our learning objectives include: Students will gain exposure to community partners and UWB’s engagement opportunities. Students will learn about the issues of social justice for which the organizations were created. Students will be introduced to other options for future projects, as well as obtaining the resources necessary to participate in individual opportunities with the partners.

Category

Volunteer and Service

Organization Status

Student Life Office Program

Meeting Day

TBD

Meeting Time

TBD

Meeting Location

TBD

Contact

Main Contact Name

Dexter Chan

Additional Contacts:

Please list additional officers, name, title, email

(RSO are required to provide 5 officers,must be current UWB students.)

Full Name, Title, Email

Advisor Name

Auzeen Rasaie