UW Bothell Students Use Spring Breaks to Help Those in Need

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
CONTACT: Elizabeth Fischtziur - (425) 352-3636 -

BOTHELL, Wash. -The University of Washington Bothell sent 12 students and one advisor to San Rafael, CA for a week of service and fun in April 2009 as part of its 'Alternative Spring Break'.

During the week students worked with two organizations, Casa Allegra Community Services (CACS) in San Rafael, CA and the Center for Equine Guided Education in Petaluma, CA.

During their time with CACS, students worked to clean up and renovate group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. When working with the Center, students groomed animals to be used for individual and corporate learning experiences.

One student said, "Over Spring Break our days were spent working and our nights spent exploring the great areas in and around San Francisco, from running across the Golden Gate Bridge to dining in Berkeley - what an inspiring Spring Break."

The trip was organized by the Office of Student Life at UW Bothell. To learn more about Student Life, visit

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell was founded in 1990 to serve King and Snohomish counties and north Puget Sound area students seeking bachelor's and master's degrees. UW Bothell offers degree programs in applied computing, business, nursing, education, computing and software systems, interdisciplinary arts and sciences, cultural studies, and policy studies.