Alternative Breaks

Harlan, KY

Leave on October 18th to Harlan, Kentucky to work with the local community on environmental justice issues and housing. 
Cost: $200
Trip leaders: Mackay Pierce and Claire Brooks 

Columbia, SC

student hammering a nail

Fall & Spring Break - Habitat for Humanity

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We travel to Columbia, SC on Oct 17 - 24th to work with Habitat for Humanity.  
Cost:$150 (scholarships available), covers food, lodging, transportation
Spaces: 18 students
Sign up: Morehead Hall, Chaplain's Office

St. Paul, VA

student carrying pieces of wood

Fall Weekend - Appalachian Plunge Grace House

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student with children in guatemala

Winter Break - Every January, Jesse Griffin, director of community service, takes a small group of students to Guatemala for a service project. The group works with ConstruCasa, a nonprofit organization to help build basic homes for people in need.

New Orleans

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Winter Break - Home Construction and Rehab

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child holding a little rooney in guatemala

Spring Break - Every spring break, Jesse takes a group of students to Finca Magdalena to help with renovation projects in a small town. This nine day experience combines days of hard work engaging in a community development project in one the of the poorest villages in southern Nicaragua with a number of cultural immersion experiences throughout the week. The work days will be broken up with two days of ecotourism, visiting remote Pacific coast beaches and volcanic cloud forests. Participants will experience everyday living "Nica Style" as they live in small groups within the homes of families in the Ochomogo community. Work your tail off, dance your booty off, eat cool tropical fruits from the tree and roast your own cup of coffee

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Washington D.C.

the white house

Alternative Weekend - Come serve the homeless of Washington DC with the Center for Community Service. Prepare healthy meals, learn from people you never would have met, see your capital in a completely new light! Cost is usually $90 - covers everything, even a funky dinner out on the town!

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