Alternative Service Breaks

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The Center for Student Engagement is pleased to announce that the student organization, Alternative Service Breaks (ASB), will host six ASB trips during spring break, March 16 – 23, 2019. ASB trips are group-oriented community service trips held during Institute breaks in collaboration with Student Engagement. Trips includes student leaders and staff advisers as well as student participants; the teams represent a diversity of majors, campus engagements, and service experiences as well as staff from different departments across the Institute. This component allows ASB to bring together members of the Tech community who may not meet otherwise. In addition to fostering leadership and service, ASB trips emphasize critical reflection and positive group dynamics. Through daily group reflection, student leaders encourage participants to deepen their understanding of the trips’ service focus areas, to examine and develop their own leadership style and values, and to positively contribute the 24/7 group experience. 


The 2019 ASB spring break trip locations and service projects are noted below. ASB is especially excited to expand to Colorado hosting its first trip to Denver while also maintaining strong partnerships with sites like Jacksonville, FL where ASB has served each year since 2010. 

  • Biloxi, MS (Community Collaborations – Early Childhood Education)
  • Denver, CO (GRID Alternatives – Sustainability)
  • Jacksonville, FL (Habitat for Humanity – Affordable Housing)
  • Maryville, TN (Once Upon a Time – Environmental Preservation)
  • Medina Bank, Belize (7Elements – Sustainability / Healthcare)
  • Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic (Outreach 360 – Teaching English)

These spring break trips are six of the 12 total trips that ASB will have offered to Tech students during the 2018-2019 academic year. ASB hosted four fall break trips (Asheville, NC; Birmingham, AL; Cherokee, NC; and Savannah, GA); one winter break trip (Wilmington, NC); and will host one summer break trip in May (Orlando, FL).

If you live in one the trip areas and/or are interested in supporting ASB’s upcoming trips, please contact Sarah Perkins, Director for Civic Engagement, at More information about Alternative Service Breaks can be found at Thank you!


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  • Created By: tbarker30
  • Created: 03/07/2019
  • Modified By: tbarker30
  • Modified: 03/07/2019


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