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.

Apply to be a Trip Leader!

Apply to be a trip leader as we relaunch the Alternative Breaks Program! Applications are due Wednesday, February 16th. You must view our virtual information session and fill out the qualtrics survey before applying!

Virtual Info Session

Info Session Qualtrics Quiz

Campus Groups Application Form

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