Spring Alternative Service Break 2014
Spring ASBs are week long domestic service trips for which all undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Students give 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.
Last spring, the ASB program 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.
This spring, 9 ASB teams will serve in five states during March 15-23, 2014. A continued emphasis has been placed on serving communities near our own. Teams will serve in the following locations:
Students will participate 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 will be serving 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 will work on projects including remodeling, serving meals, and assisting staff.
Students will be serving through 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 will support 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 will be working 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 will be serving 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 will work with Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh. This organization offers no-cost home repairs to underrepresented groups and focuses on helping neighborhoods stabilize and grow.
Students will serve 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.