Students share ‘transformative’ experiences of Alternative Spring Break

We spoke with three stu­dents who are par­tic­i­pating in Alter­na­tive Spring Break this week, working at an animal sanc­tuary in Utah, an organic farm in Puerto Rico, and for a nutri­tion ser­vices pro­gram in Georgia. In one-​​on-​​one inter­views, they shared their expe­ri­ences and why they are so pas­sionate about volunteerism.

Students work to expand understanding of immigration

More than 180 stu­dents will be par­tic­i­pating in the Center of Com­mu­nity Service’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­gram this week. One group of young human­i­tar­ians will be vol­un­teering with a Texas-​​based non­profit that was founded by labor rights activist César Chávez to help fam­i­lies fight depor­ta­tions and effect pos­i­tive social change in their community.

Communication devices ‘enable’ children with disabilities

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern stu­dents and fac­ulty have com­bined their knowl­edge of engi­neering and phys­ical therapy to design, develop, and then deliver two low-​​cost com­mu­ni­ca­tion devices to dis­abled kids living at a pair of orphan­ages in Ecuador.

Infographic: Northeastern’s Alternative Spring Break

More than 180 stu­dent, fac­ulty, and staff vol­un­teers are doing com­mu­nity ser­vice projects across the U.S. and in four other coun­tries this week for Alter­na­tive Spring Break. Check out this info­graphic for a closer look at their impact.

On Spring Break, students spring into action

This week, 186 mem­bers of the North­eastern com­mu­nity will par­tic­i­pate in ser­vice projects in 15 com­mu­ni­ties across the U.S. and four other coun­tries for Alter­na­tive Spring Break—a week­long immer­sive living and vol­un­teering experience.

Alternative Spring Break: A firsthand account

Through one of Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break pro­grams, 11 stu­dents ven­tured into the Florida Ever­glades to clean up trash and remove inva­sive species from the environment.

Spring break, with a humanitarian twist

During Northeastern’s Alter­na­tive Spring Break next week, 180 stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff will work on more than a dozen immer­sive ser­vice projects world­wide, ranging from pro­tecting nat­ural resources in the Ever­glades to tutoring orphaned chil­dren in the Dominican Republic.