Who We Are

Alternative Breaks is a student-led program that facilitates service learning spring break trips across the country. Join one of the amazing teams of students this spring break to engage in a service-learning trip that addresses various social justice issues such as poverty, food insecurity, nutrition, affordable housing, domestic violence, homelessness, LGBTQIA+ homeless youth, commercial sexual exploitation of youth, educational opportunity gap, urban farming, and therapeutic horsemanship. Trip sites include Florida, New York City, and Lake Placid. You must attend an information session to receive an application. Applications are accepted from October 22nd to 24th in the 300 Kennedy Hall. Trips fill up quickly so make sure you attend an information session!

You can check us out at Clubfest on September 9th at Barton Hall. Information sessions will be held October 16th, 17th,18th, and 21st. You must attend an information session to receive an application. Applications are accepted at the end of October and teams are established in November. Trips fill up quickly so make sure you apply right away! Everyone is eligible to apply for trip participant, trip leader, and executive board positions. 

If you have any questions about the program or recruitment, please contact us at altbreaks@cornell.edu.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cornell Alternative Breaks Program is to promote service-learning through direct public service with various communities to heighten social awareness, enhance personal growth, and advocate lifelong social action.

Alternative Breaks

Cornell University Public Service Center Student Programs.

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