The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program began in 2000 with 12 students who engaged in meaningful service during their spring break week. Last year, over 130 students participated in eleven trips at various sites across the United States. During ASB, Suffolk students dedicate their spring break week to join communities across the country in addressing critical issues such as affordable housing and poverty, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, and youth mentorship. 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 ten trips during spring break 2016 for those who want to spend their time serving and learning in various communities throughout the United States. 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.