Alternative Break Service Trips

  • The Center for Social Concerns offers numerous Alternative Break Service Trips every year over spring break and following the end of the spring semester.  These are domestic and international trips planned and led by trained student leaders with faculty/staff accompaniers.  This year’s trips include:

    Previous Trips


    • Detroit, Michigan:  food security, sustainable food systems, urban agriculture, and the dignity of work
    •  New York, New York:  Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
    • Joplin, Missouri: Tornado disaster relief and reconstruction
    • Washington, D.C.: Working with homeless men and persons living with AIDS/HIV and other chronic illnesses
    • L'Arche, Ontario: Daily living with persons with disabilities
    • Port au Prince, Haiti: Earthquake reconstruction and work with orphans
    • San Salvador, El Salvador: Construction, work with orphans, and immersion into the history of the Civil War and Catholic martyrs
    • Texas/Mexico Border: Work with immigrants and exploration of globalization and poverty
    • South Dakota: Cheyenne River Reservation work with children and youth
    • New Orleans, Louisiana: Hurricane Katrina relief and reconstruction
    • Bronx, New York: Soup kitchen and work with homeless persons
    • San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala: San Lucas Mission work with reforestation and coffee farming