The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program began in 2000 with 12 students who engaged in meaningful service work during their spring break week. Last year, nearly 100 students participated in 8 trips across the United States. During ASB, Suffolk students dedicate their spring break week serving in communities across the country to address critical issues such as affordable housing and poverty, environmental protection, and LGBTQ rights. Through these experiences, students learn the importance of being active and engaged citizens, develop leadership skills, and cultivate a commitment to service that they bring back home to Boston.
The Center for Community Engagement is offering 8 trips during spring break 2019 for those who want to spend their time learning and serving. Teams of 12 students, accompanied by University staff and faculty members, will engage in a week of service related to social justice issues. All participants will also be required to attend weekly meetings during the spring semester and participate in a social justice based curriculum, facilitated by our student leaders.