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Record number of students participating in Alternative Spring Break

February 28, 2014

A record number of Cornell College students, more than 120 in all, will spend a week performing community service during the college’s spring break as part of the Alternative Spring Break program.

Cornell students assisted with construction and other projects on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota during the 2013 Alternative Spring Break program. This year, students are going to New Orleans, Memphis, Tenn., Philadelphia, Atlanta, and six other sites to perform community service during the college's spring break.

Cornell students assisted with construction and other projects on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota during the 2013 Alternative Spring Break program. This year, students are going to New Orleans, Memphis, Tenn., Philadelphia, Atlanta, and six other sites to perform community service during the college’s spring break.

Ten groups of students are going to sites from Jacksonville, Fla. to Philadelphia to work with community groups on issues including poverty, education, human trafficking prevention, LGBTQ activism, and more. A complete list of trips is available on the Civic Engagement Office website. The trips will run from March 6 through March 16.

This is the 10th year Cornell College’s Civic Engagement Office is sponsoring Alternative Spring Break trips, and a record-setting number of students—approximately 10 percent of the students at Cornell—are going on the trips. The program follows the Break Away model, and one of the goals is to help students become active citizens who make community and service their highest priorities. The Break Away model is made up of eight components for trips, including strong direct service, education, reflection, and diversity.

 

For more information, please contact Cornell's Director of Media Relations

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