Meet Grecia Rucoba!
We asked Grecia to answer some questions for us about why she decided to participate in Alternative Breaks and what she loves most about it. So here are her answers.
Which Alternative Break(s) have you previously participated in?
People's City Mission // Lincoln, NE
The Rise School // Houston, TX
826CHI // Chicago, IL
What is your favorite thing about Alternative Breaks?
Alt Breaks is so much more than a volunteering experience. It's a personal growth experience as well. After every one of my trips I've come back to Lawrence as a different person than I was when I left.
What was your favorite thing you learned from Alternative Breaks?
I have learned that our individual experiences are what have made us who we are today. Those who serve and those who are being served should embrace their uniqueness and not conform to others' expectations.
What is your favorite memory from Alternative Breaks?
Of the many wonderful memories I have from my three alternative breaks experiences, being to inspire the students at 826CHI to pursue a college education is one of my favorite.
What is a random fact about yourself?
I like to play the ukulele (badly).
If what Grecia has said makes you want to serve, learn, and grow with us, check out our Alternative Weekend Breaks on our website http://www.kuab.org/weekend-breaks/