Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a student led initiative that gives students the opportunity to take part in educational service projects during their scheduled spring break. The ASB program encourages active citizenship by providing service opportunities addressing issues within the community.
ASB is created in partnership between Achieving Community Transformation (ACT), Student Life, and the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research.
Alternative Spring Break 2014, March 22- 29 REGISTER HERE
Camp Korey, Carnation
Project: cleaning property, gardening, building
Mission: to honor the courage, strength, and determination of children living with serious and life-altering medical conditions and their families.
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Sammamish River
Project: Kayaking the river to collect garbage and waste in the waterway
Mission: to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound by monitoring, cleaning up and preventing pollutants from entering its waters.
21 Acres, Woodinville
Project: To be determined.
Mission: cultivate, demonstrate and advance systems that support sustainable agriculture.
The Tulalip Tribes Natural Resource Department, Tulalip
Project: an itneractive, edcuational service collaboration with Tulalip Tribes, held at the wetlands of Tulalip Bay. This is a “constructed” wetlands project which serves the purpose of filtering pollutants from polluting the bodies of water; a critical place for Tulalips fisheries for generations.
Mission: We make available training, teaching and advice, both spiritual and practical.
Threads and Treads, Bothell
Project: a donation-based clothing bank serving students and families of Northshore School District
Mission: Threads & Treads provides Northshore families free, quality donated clothing for school-age youth, teens, young adults and parents.
Please contact Nick Kane, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in participating or leading a project as a Student Site Leader. Click HERE for student site leader job description.
Students will gain exposure to community partners and UWB’s engagement opportunities.
Students will learn about the issues of social justice for which the organizations were created.
Students will be introduced to other options for future projects, as well as obtaining the resources necessary to participate in individual opportunities with the partners.
2014 Planning Committee Contacts:
ACT Service Leader
Office of Community-Based Learning and Research
2013 ASB Sites:
Northshore Community Schools’ HANG-TIME
2012 ASB Sites:
Friends of North Creek Forest
Habitat for Humanity
Overnight health care trip to Ritzville
2011 ASB Sites:
Vineyard Park Assisted Living