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, the opportunity gap, urban environments, and therapeutic horsemanship. Trip sites include Cape Cod, Florida, Lake Placid, New York City, and West Virginia. You must attend an information session to receive an application. Applications are accepted from 10/24/16-10/26/16 in the 100 Barnes Hall. Trips fill up quickly so make sure you attend an information session!

You can check us out at Clubfest on Sept 11th at Bartels or Tatkon Center. Information sessions will be held October 17th, 18th,19th, 20th, and 23rd. 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. Note: Our new location is 300 Kennedy Hall.

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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