Alternative Summer Break Applications Are Now Open. Apply HERE!
Summer Break Applications close on March 3rd, 2018.
Summer Alternative Breaks will depart Monday, May 14th and return Thursday, May 24th
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Trinity Habitat for Humanity
Fort Worth, TX
Sustainable & Affordable Housing
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. To that end, Trinity Habitat for Humanity strives to: build and renovate high quality, affordable housing, advocate on behalf of those in need of decent housing, and serve as a partner and catalyst to create healthy and sustainable communities.
Capstone’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals of all abilities and to encourage acceptance and inclusion within the surrounding community. Capstone Academy provides inclusive learning opportunities for all children, focusing on early intervention for children with developmental disabilities who are at risk of delay. This facility strives to fulfill the needs of the community for both children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities such as pervasive developmental disorders, cerebral palsy, and autism. Capstone strives to be the premier provider of services to children and adults with all types of abilities and disabilities by providing well planned and well executed programs, cares, and facilities.
At Gwen’s Girls, young women who are at risk of delinquency are given the attention and support needed to make positive, successful decisions. The care offered by the organization is intended to address issues the girls face most, including poverty, racial discrimination, violence, and self-esteem issues. Gwen’s provides girls with physical safety and shelter, the love and trust they need, positive role models, the freedom to explore their identities and sexualities, and a feeling of competence and worthiness. Volunteers will work with the girls in the program by assisting with the after-school program and various organizational tasks on site.
* Volunteers at Gwen's Girls will be working with vulnerable populations in an environment that may be emotionally challenging.
CitySquare is a broad community development organization offering a comprehensive array of social services that address four key areas related to the persistence of poverty: hunger, health, housing, and hope. Together, their 17 social service programs provide more than 50,000 human touches in Dallas, Waco, and Denver, Colorado. Volunteers will serve in a variety of areas, but will work primarily in local food pantries, banks and gardens.
*Volunteers at CitySquare will also serve at the Parkland Emergency Room, assisting with minor clerical tasks in the lobby area.
St. Bernard Project
SBP was originally founded to serve survivors of Hurricane Katrina. With the tremendous support of donors, volunteers and corporate partners, that organization has grown from a three-person volunteer team into a national organization headquartered in New Orleans, and recognized as a leader in disaster resilience and recovery, with a mission to shrink the time between disaster and recovery. SBP seeks to achieve its mission via five interventions: rebuild, share, prepare, advise and advocate. Since 2006, SBP has directly rebuilt homes for more than 1,300 families with the help of more than 180,000 volunteers in Louisiana, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Texas, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
Women's Intercultural Center
The mission of the Women’s Intercultural Center is to be a place for women to learn and work together to develop their personal, spiritual, economic and political potential. The Center provides specific resources to support recent migrant women, such as ESL and citizenship classes. It serves as a catalyst for transforming the lives of women in Southern New Mexico and West Texas.Through education and support, Women's Intercultural Center seeks to increase intercultural exchanges, break down stereotypes, expand horizons and raise consciousness.
Grow Dat Youth Farm
New Orleans, LA
The mission of Grow Dat Youth Farm is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. On its farm they work collaboratively to grow food, educate and inspire youth and adults, and build power to create personal, social and environmental change. Based on the core values of sustainability, youth leadership, inclusion and multiculturalism, food justice, love of land and solidarity, their vision is a vibrant New Orleans where youth and adults transform their communities, their environment, and themselves by engaging in meaningful work. Volunteers will be working outside, likely weeding fields, working with non-native plant removal and planting native trees.
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Children's Museum of Indianapolis aims to create extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. It is their vision to be recognized as the global leader among all museums and cultural institutions serving children and families. They believe in preserving the legacy of the museum through the promotion of family learning, providing value to their community, valuing people and the pursuit of excellence. Volunteers will be assisting with the Museum's new eight acre sports facility.