Since 2007, the Center for Community Engagement and the Moakley Archive and Institute have co-sponsored an annual Alternative Winter Break (AWB) trip to El Salvador during Suffolk’s January break.
The trip offers a unique opportunity for Suffolk students to retrace the steps of the late Congressman John Joseph “Joe” Moakley in El Salvador and to participate in community service projects. Students live and work in the communities that Moakley visited and learn about the lasting effects of his work there. Students prepare for their trip by taking a fall course in which they learn about the political, social, and economic context of the civil war in El Salvador.
The participant selection process for the January 2014 trip has concluded and the trip is currently full. Applications for the January 2015 trip will be available in March 2014.