Alternative Spring Break 2023 - Puerto Rico

Spring Break 2023 - Puerto Rico Project: Community Resiliency & Conservation

What is the Alternative Spring Break 2023 Program?

Alternative Spring Break is an eight-day, seven-night immersive service-learning trip to Puerto Rico where a team of 12 students, trip leaders, and supporting staff will participate in volunteer projects focused on conservation and community resilience as guided by community partners. Staff and trained student leaders at the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement prepare participants for service through an integrated curriculum incorporating a series of critical discussions, project training, and student-led fundraising goals. The program will cover a wide range of topics related to the service project, including but not limited to community organizing, ethics of volunteerism, activism, and advocacy. This experience is designed to be a hands-on opportunity for Lewis & Clark College undergraduate students to learn more about themselves, others, and the world around them.