Alternative Break program provides a memorable week of service and building bonds among its participants through week long service projects in various parts of the country.
The Alternative Break program is an opportunity for YOU to make your mark and guide the service experience. Every program is led by 2 staff/faculty members and 1 student leader... read more HERE to learn if this is the right opportunity for you...
Through Alternative Break, DePauw students have partnered with several organizations in locations across the United States.
Fall 2012: Traveling to Kansas City, students learned about urban and organic farming techniques while helping local farmers finish the end of the harvest season. Urban agriculture is a profound and sweeping movement that these students were able to partake in, thanks to a partnership with Cultivate KC.
Spring 2012: Partnering with the Pittsburgh Project, students provided home repairs for Pittsburgh's most vulnerable residents, while learning about the complexity of home ownership and the challenges society and individuals face.
Spring 2012: On beautiful Cumberland Island, GA, students worked to clear trails for the National Park Service; learn about the island's rich history; and discuss the purpose of nature and for whom over nightly campfires.
Spring 2011: In partnership with Rebuilding Together New Orleans, students worked towards RTNO’s continued efforts to improve the quality of life of low income homeowners through home repair and revitalization of New Orleans’ neighborhoods.
Fall 2010: In Jonesville, VA, students partnered with Appalachia Service Project to repair homes for low-income families.