Saturday, March 23, 2019 to 12:00am
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
Dates: March 23-30, 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