Alternative Breaks

A commitment to social justice, community engagement, and racial equity.

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About Us

Alternative Breaks is a student-led organization housed under the Public Service Center. We are motivated students who share a commitment to social justice, personal growth, and community engagement. Through educational opportunities, root cause analyses, reflection, and reciprocal engagement with community agencies, we demonstrate our commitment to addressing social justice issues using a racial lens. By examining racial disparities across all systems, we work to shift the societal narratives perpetuated by implicit biases, stereotypes, and institutional discrimination. Informed by the knowledge and expertise of our partner agencies, we seek to amplify their voices by raising awareness on systemic patterns disproportionately affecting disadvantaged communities.

Join Us For Our G-Body Meetings!

Come learn more about our program, our trip specific social justice issues and what service learning looks like for Alternative Breaks. G-body meetings will be an inclusive space encouraging discussion and critical reflection. Hope to see you there!

Zoom Link: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/98364154247?pwd=K2JwUENVUWFKd3FyMTdiRkpFbmNLZz09

Meeting ID:983 6415 4247

Password: 790447

Social Justice Issues

  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  • LGBTQIA+ Homelessness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Food Insecurity & Food Deserts
  • Educational Opportunity Gap
  • Destigmatizing Mental Illness
  • Tenat Organizing
  • Single Mothers in Need
  • Physical Disability & Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • High Quality Education for At-Promised Youth

Community Agencies

For over 20 years Alternative Breaks has worked with community agencies located in New York City, Lake Placid, Florida, Boston, Virginia, Cape Cod and More