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Alternative Spring Break 2019: Constructing Community

Saturday, March 23, 2019 to 12:00am

Selma, Alabama

What are Alternative Breaks? Alternative Breaks are immersive service-learning experiences that occur over academic breaks each year. Participants travel both domestically and internationally as a small cohort to work with nonprofits on service projects that meet the real-life needs of the local community. Throughout the week the cohort will live and work together while participating in daily reflections, including discussion of root causes and establishing a shared vision of positive social change.

Who are we working with? Participants will work with Blackbelt & Central Alabama Housing on housing rehabilitation projects for low-income residents in Selma, Alabama who cannot afford to make improvements to their homes. Participants will stay at a community center and homemade southern meals will be by community members. The community’s host site leader marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, and can provides an excellent overview of the civil rights movement. [WIfLD1] 

Community Partner: Blackbelt & Central Alabama Housing

Price: $1,500

Dates: March 23-30, 2019


  • Team Retreat (one of the following dates): February 16th, 17th, 23rd or 24th, 2019
  • Pre-Departure Orientation: March 23th, 2019

Service Project:  Projects can include painting homes, carpentry, installing sheet rock, building ceilings/walls, and much more.

Location: Selma, AL

Group Size:  12 – 18 participants


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