Alternative Spring Break

The CCBL invites you to spend your spring break challenging yourself and expanding your knowledge of the world.

2016 Alternative Spring Break

Lasell's Alternative Breaks are about reciprocity. Our Alternative Breaks are designed to connect students and community members while fostering personal growth, mutual awareness and life-long learning.

With the Alternative Break, you can provide needed services to communities around the country, while gaining a better understanding of important social issues: poverty, affordable housing, homelessness, etc.

The Alternative Break provides a great opportunity to meet new people on campus with similar interests in service and build new friendships. It's also an exciting, affordable and meaningful traveling experience.

These are some of the places we've traveled on Alternative Breaks in the past, the organizations we've worked with and our achievements:

2010 Las Vegas, NV
Partners: Catholic Charities, Three Square Food Pantry, NV Partnership for Homeless Youth, Area Health Education Center of Southern NV, HELP of Southern NV, and UNLV
Volunteered at agencies serving homeless youth.

2009 Austin, Texas
Partners: ARCH & Caritas of Austin
Volunteered at services that support the working poor.

2008 Chicago, Illinois
Partner: Vital Bridges
Assisted in HIV/AIDS patient support and advocacy.

2007 Washington D.C.
Partner: D.C. Central Kitchen
Engaged in homelessness and hunger awareness and prevention.

2006 La Conner, Washington
Partner: Habitat for Humanity
Helped construct affordable housing.

2005 Immokalee, Florida
Partner: Habitat for Humanity
Built housing for people in need.

2003 Rural Retreat, Virginia
Partner: Mountain Shelter
Worked on affordable housing.

2002 Beards Fork, West Virginia
Partner: Southern Appalachian Labor School
Worked alongside Youth Build to construct a home for a family in need.

2001-2004 Holyoke, Massachusetts
Partner: Massachusetts Campus Compact
Worked for affordable housing.


Student Profile

Deirdre Duddy-KennedyEvent Management, Class of 2016"Once I set foot on campus, I knew it was the school for me!"  

News Highlight

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence to Honor Lasell Professor  Thursday, May 26, 2016REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, a Waltham-based domestic violence service agency, will honor Assistant Professor of Justice Studies Karin Raye for her service and advocacy work in the community around domestic violence prevention.

Featured Event

U.S. News and World Report 2016 Lasell College Ranked Among Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report for 2016

- 26th in "Best Regional College" - North