Cal Poly Alternative Breaks Program

The Center for Service in Action hosts multiple Alternative Breaks trips throughout the year, providing students with a chance to make a difference during their breaks from the academic school year. Cal Poly students have the opportunity to serve their global community while exploring outside their positions of privilege. 

Domestic service trips occur every winter & spring breaks, and international service trips occur during the beginning of summer break. 

Details of each trip vary, but typically involve humanitarian aid such as: tutoring disadvantaged children, animal rescue, homeless shelter and food bank support, disaster relief, and habitat restoration.

All trips include a pre-trip orientation workshop, a pre-educational workshop, evening group reflections, free time in the evenings to explore the area, help with travel arrangements, and a post-trip dinner. All trips are led by Cal Poly students and staff. If you would like to create an Alternative Breaks experience, contact us anytime at cpalternativebreaks@gmail.com or (805) 756-5338.

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Upcoming Trips

Winter Break -New Orleans, Louisiana
December 10-16, 2017

Alternative Breaks Service Trip, New Orleans, December 10-16, 2017. Rebuilding homes flooded in hurricanes. Installing energy-efficient lights in low-income housing. Sorting Goods at the central food bank. And more! Info session dates below. Applications due Monday, October 23.

Info Session Dates

Monday, 9/25 2PM UU 216
Thursday, 9/28 10AM UU 216
Monday, 10/2 10AM UU 216
Thursday, 10/5 2PM UU 216
Monday, 10/9 3PM UU 216
Thursday, 10/12 10AM UU 216

You can download a trip application here.

You can download a sponsorship application here.

Spring Break - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 25-March 31, 2018

Summer Break - Lima, Peru
June 17-27, 2018

 


 

Contact

Dean of Students
Building 52, E22
Phone: (805)756-5338
Email: cpalternativebreaks@gmail.com

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