CCEL Student Team: Alternative Breaks
Accepting Leadership applications for 2020-2021
Jenny Frame - Advisor for Alternative Breaks Team - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alternative Breaks program at Weber State University strives to cultivate active citizens by offering students the opportunity to engage in direct service trips throughout the world. We aim to give students a broader perspective of the world, discover the root causes of social issues, and create a desire to help in their home communities.
Alternative Breaks Team Leadership
Director: Kylee Treseder
Assistant Director: Jenna Thoits
Spring 2020 Trips
- Disaster Recovery
- Neighborhood Revitalization
- Health and Resource Assistance
- Community Research
Disaster Recovery after Hurricanes Florence and Dorian
Dover, North Carolina
Participant fee: $1170
Trip Leader: Hunter Evans
Advisors: Gail Niklason & Tashina Barber
Hurricane Florence forced many people in the state of North Carolina to leave their homes due to flooding and other damage. In partnership with the National Relief Network, volunteers will rebuild homes and help with flood damage to allow as many families as possible to get back into their homes. Cultural activities include; a ferry ride to Shackleford Banks to see wild Spanish ponies and dolphins, a visit to Fort Macon, and lunch at Atlantic beach.
New Orleans, LA
Participant fee: $1170
Trip Leader: Jenna Thoits
Advisors: Brittni Strickland & Leah Murray
Before and after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans had issues regarding blight, affordable housing and homelessness. Since Katina, the issue has only gotten worse. There are many issues related to housing and homelessness that still persist in different neighborhoods throughout the city. Working on housing and homelessness is not only a great way to help New Orleans rebuild but also an important way to learn about the history of New Orleans and the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Volunteers will be helping with housing damage, homelessness, neighborhood beautification, manual labor cleaning and clearing debris. Cultural activities include: Walking history tour of New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina Exhibit visit, a plantation tour and free time in the French Quarter.
Health and Resource Assistance
Las Canas, Dominican Republic
Participant fee: $1670
Trip Leader: Ali Horsfall
Advisors: Juancarlos Santisteban & Nancy Collinwood
Collaborate with local doctors and professionals to organize local medical brigades that bring medical access directly to the people. Volunteers will focus on improving health outcomes by creating healthy physical and social environments by incorporating methods such as bottle house construction. These volunteer efforts will provide personal security to families in very poor housing conditions and minimize waste.
Cultural activities include: snorkeling in Sosua, interacting with local community members through immersive activities and projects, and learning about the history that has shaped the relationship between Dominican and Haitians of Hispaniola.
Participant fee: $600 → airfare not included
Install a new roof on a local high school damaged from Cyclone Winston in 2016. Build bathrooms in the women's co-op structure. Build lockable storage closet & charging station for laptops.
Participant fee: $1250
Trip Leader: Kailee Brown
Advisor: Heather Chapman
This is a research-focused trip where volunteers will gain research experience through a community-based organization.
Washington D.C. ***This trip is for SSS students only***
Advisors: Amanda Nielsen
Participants will focus on the issues of Washington D.C. poverty throughout the trip.