Alternative Spring Break Attracts Largest Student Group in Lasell’s History

Alternative Spring Break Attracts Largest Student Group in Lasell’s History

March 11, 2015

More than 25 Lasell students will travel to two destinations during Spring Break to provide service to communities ranging from home construction with Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina to addressing hunger and poverty issues in New York City. It is the largest Alternative Spring Break group in the College's history.

A group of 18, plus two advisors, will work with a few community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, in Charlotte, North Carolina from March 14-21. The group's major service work will involve roofing and siding a house. They will also provide service on an agricultural farm.

A second group of 10 students, plus advisors, will work with organizations such as the NYC Food Bank, The Bowery Mission, and the Ronald McDonald House in New York City from March 14-18.

"Going on ASB last year was an incredibly influential experience. I has such an amazing time meeting new friends and expanding my perspectives that I wanted to lead and provide that same experience for others," said student leader for the Charlotte trip Kristina Kaufmann.

Danielle Cutillo, a student leader for the New York trip, helped create the agenda and itinerary. "It is the first local ASB, so we are starting from scratch. We picked New York City because of our love for the city and we knew the issues of homelessness and hunger [were important]," she said.

During Spring Break, the CCBL sends a group of students with staff and student leaders to a different part of the United States to immerse themselves in service, reflection, and community. In previous years students have traveled to New Orleans, Las Vegas, and the Gulf Coast.

Lasell College was one of a handful of colleges and universities to receive recognition last Fall from The Carnegie Foundation for  engagement in community service.