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Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

For a lot of college students, spring break means Florida beaches. But a growing number of UB students spend their vacation cleaning up parks, feeding the hungry, aiding the elderly, restoring damaged buildings, building homes and assisting with neighborhood projects.

In 2001, the UB Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement sponsored two teams of community workers, one in Buffalo and the other in New Orleans, where they worked on homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

“Alternative Spring Break is an ideal way to spend  your time off from school,” says Amy Wilson, associate director of the student leadership center. “Students come back from break reenergized and fulfilled in a way that a trip to Mexico could never accomplish.” Generous donors support Alternative Spring Break with gifts to Student Affairs.