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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:

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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