Committed to Service

This March more than 50 Assumption College undergraduate students and 12 advisors (including student leaders, graduate students, staff and alumni) will take part in seven different Alternative Spring Break trips in locations across the country, from Camden, New Jersey, to Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

The programs assist humanitarian organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Operation Helping Hands in New Orleans, and Bethlehem House, a community for persons with developmental disabilities. The program combines service work and personal reflection. “The Alternate Spring Break program offers students the opportunity to put their faith into action, meet new people, travel to another part of the country, and see life from another perspective,” said campus minister Vincent Sullivan-Jacques.

The Alternate Spring Break trips are offered as part of the College’s SEND program, currently in its 25th year. This year three new locations were added. Students in Pine Ridge, SD, will serve on the Oglala Lakota Reservation. In Immokalee, FL, they will work in with migrant farm workers, and in Minneapolis, MN, they will volunteer at homeless shelters and food pantries.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews