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Alternative Spring Break

Trade your beach towel for a tool belt this spring break. Take part in United Way’s Alternative Spring Break and work with other students to improve communities around the nation.

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Since ASB began in 2006, we’ve had

3500students participate

“They‘ve lit a fire in me and there’s no telling where this is going to go from here.”

112,000hours of volunteer service completed

“We didn’t give up our spring break. We took advantage of it.”

Past Projects

  • BILOXI, MS— We tackled education, income and health challenges caused by the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina and the economic downturn
  • WASHINGTON, DC— We improved early education outcomes for young children and learned about national education policy in our nation’s capital
  • TUCSON, AZ— We volunteered on a green initiative that lowers utility bills for low-income families and mentored K-12 students after school
  • JERSEY SHORE and LONG ISLAND— We rebuilt homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy