Alternative Spring Break provides students with the opportunity to engage in complex social and cultural issues through direct service, group discussion, experiential learning and individual reflection. In the Holy Cross tradition of service, our hope is that students are transformed by the experience, becoming agents of change in the world.
Gulf Coast Recovery
Focus: Rebuilding efforts
The Gulf Coast has been hit with some hard times including Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ida and The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Tens of thousands of volunteers have flooded the area in the rebuilding efforts, but more work needs to be done. Currently, organizations are shifting their efforts to create opportunity housing to meet the important needs of life-rebuilding. You'll visit, volunteer and learn from local non-profit organizations leading the efforts for recovery.
Homelessness & Hospitality
Focus: Direct service with people who are experiencing homelessness
You'll work side-by-side with other volunteers, Holy Cross religious and guests to make a difference. Among the opportunities you can do at André House:
- Assisting in the soup kitchen
- Sorting and distributing clothing items
- Providing laundry services
- Lending a compassionate ear and companionship
For more information, contact Liza Manjarrez.