Spring Alternative Service Break 2014
Spring ASBs are week long domestic service trips for which all undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Students give up their spring break to go into a community to serve, learn, and lead. Teams are typically composed of 10 students and one faculty/staff advisor.
In spring 2013, ASB coordinators organized 12 trips with 120 students and 12 faculty/staff advisors to engage in service and hands-on learning. For the first time in program history, three trips served communities and populations within Idaho while the other nine trips were spread across the United States.
In spring 2014, six teams served in various locations. A continued emphasis was placed on serving communities near our own. Below is a breakdown of where and what service teams typically do:
Students participated in restoration projects on sites near Grangeville to increase water quality of the South Fork of the Palouse River by decreasing erosion, stabilizing stream banks, and planting vegetation.
Students served at City Light Home for Women and Children. Opened in 2000 in Boise, Idaho, City Light offers free meals, emergency shelter, and other assistance to women and their children who are in need and others in extremely vulnerable homeless communities. The volunteers worked on projects including remodeling, serving meals, and assisting staff.
Students served here by providing meals and support to the homeless and those with disabilities. Through work with both Real Life Family Center and L'Arche Tahoma Hope, students supported the mission of providing meals and shelter to those in need, and making known the gift of people with developmental disabilities.
San Diego, CA:
Students worked with both Casa Familiar and Border Angels to support the mission of promoting dignity, power, and worth to all in southern San Diego. These organizations forces on education, advocacy, human rights, housing, and community economic development for all regardless of documentation status.
Students served with Farm Sanctuary to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.
Students served with Greater Blessings on a repair and renovation project for low-income, elderly, and/or disabled homeowners who do not have the means to fix their own home.
Stay tuned for locations and information about spring 2015 ASB!