COMMUNITY SERVICE

Alternative Break Connections

Alternative Break Connections (ABC) leads community service-learning trips during the University’s winter and spring breaks. ABC participants travel in teams to different cities, engage in active service, and have the opportunity to gain new perspectives on society while meeting community needs, and learning about and building upon community assets. We have traveled all over the country from Texas to South Dakota to Chicago to Miami.

If you would like to make a contribution to support Alternative Break Connections, you may do so online. If you would prefer to make your gift in another fashion, contact the Development Department at 410-704-3375.

 

general information

Trips for the 2014 - 2015 have been decided! Come learn more at an info session.

  • Monday, September 22nd at 7 p.m. in UU 314
  • Thursday, September 25th at 7 p.m. in UU 306

Applications for both winter and spring trips are due on Friday, October 17th by 5 p.m. Apply here!

trip locations

Winter 2015:

  • North Carolina (social issue is still being finalized)
  • New York/New Jersey - Hurricane Sandy Recovery
  • Jamaica - organized by Hillel - tutoring or construction in a rural village

Spring 2015:

  • Ann Arbor, MIchigan - The Ethics of Incarceration. Students will enroll in a semester long course (CRMJ 431) and the alternative break trip will be a requirement of the class. Class meeting in Spring 2014 on MW 6 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. and is taught by Dr. Elyshia Aseltine. More details can be found on the course flyer.

pricing & fundraising

Trip Cost

Trips typically cost between $200 and $600.

Fundraising

Members can choose to fundraise some, none, or all of their trip cost. This year, we will be fundraising through Black & Gold Catering (TU Concessions),GiveCorps and a variety of local businesses. If you have questions specifically related to fundraising, please contact each trip leader.

Meetings

Throughout the semester, there will be mandatory meetings leading up to winter and spring break trips. At these meetings, students will be given travel updates, lodging, and other information important to having a productive trip. This will also be a time for students to organize fundraising events for each trip. We will try our best to organize meetings that are convenient for everyone, but it is your job to make the meetings a priority.

 

questions

Contact:

President, Kathryn Zander
Advisor, Corinne DeRoberts
Graduate Advisor, Kelli Chapleski

 

Office of Student Activities
University Union, Room 217
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3307
Fax: 410-704-2219
Email: abc@towson.edu

 

Announcements

 

 

Students participate in Adopt-A-Campus

 

Looking for community service opportunities on campus? Join us in our monthly campus cleaup: Adopt-A-Campus. Email Corinne DeRoberts for more information and to register.

 

 

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