Alternative Breaks

Student leaders plan service immersion experiences during fall and spring breaks that address a broad range of issues, including environmental conservation, homelessness, affordable housing, and education.  

2015 Alternative Spring Break Trips

Habitat for Humanity - Macon, Ga.

The group of 10 students will be working with the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity.  Macon HFH works on new projects, rehabilitation projects and neighborhood revitalization projects throughout the area.  The Davidson group will stay at a local church and interact with members of the community while on site and during meals.  More specific information on the type of work the team will be doing will be available closer to departure.

Land Between the Lakes- Golden Pond, Ky.

Land Between the Lakes is a national recreation area and environmental education area administered by the USDA Forest Service. Located in Western Kentucky and Tennessee, LBL offers 170,000 scenic acres of wildlife, history, and outdoor recreation opportunities, wrapped by 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline.  The Davidson team will work with Land Between the Lakes on various trail maintenance, area improvement projects and litter clean-up projects.  The group will also connect with other groups and companies in the Appalachian region to explore sustainability issues in the area.

Medici Project - Atlanta, Ga.

Through an intentional combination of strong, direct service and educational exploration, the group working with the Medici Project will explore urban social issues in the city of Atlanta.  The exact partners with whom the Davidson group will be working will be confirmed closer to departure, however they will cover a diverse set of issues and will allow the group to explore the complexities that exist within urban environments. 

Steinbruck Center at Luther Place - Washington, D.C.

This alternative break with the Steinbruck Center will focus on the areas of urban poverty, immigration or homelessness.  The team will be involved in a mix of direct service and workshops on structural causes of poverty and homelessness.  The Davidson group will have opportunities to authentically engage community and learn about community organizing for structural change.

For more information about the Alternative Breaks program, contact Christa Leimbach