Alternative Spring Break 2009 Trips


*Click on title of each trip to read students' reflections and to see more pictures.

Experiencia en Ecuador

Ibarra, Ecuador
Participants empowered children of impoverished rural communities by improving the quality of schools in Ibarra, Ecuador.

Finding Phoenix, Louisiana

Phoenix, Louisiana
Students joined the rural community of Phoenix, Louisiana as they continue to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  

Learning Lima 

Lima, Peru
By working on a community development project, students cultivated change in the shanty towns of Lima, Peru with Solidarity in Action.  

Making Mississippi Home  

Pontotoc, Mississippi
Participants learned about and addressed the issue of affordable housing by working with Habitat for Humanity in Pontotoc, Mississippi. 

New Health Awareness in New Mexico

Gallup, New Mexico
Students examined public health issues by working with middle schoolers and talking with health advocates from a Native American reservation in Gallup, New Mexico.  

Spring to Safe Passage

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Volunteers worked alongside Guatemalan teachers at Safe Passage, an organization that creates opportunities for Guatemala City's poorest children through the power of education. 

Urban Promise

Camden, New Jersey
Students helped combat poverty and violence through education with Urban Promise, an organization that works with youth in Camden, New Jersey.

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