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The following trips are still looking to fill their rosters for their service projects. If you are interested in more information or joining them, please email the listed contact.


Gender Equality: Ecuador (GEQUA)

March 14th - 23rd, 2014

GEQUA is a co-ed alternative spring break service program that explores gender equality, ecoagriculture, indigenous rights, labor rights, and educational access issues in emerging in rural economies. Working with La Fundación Brethren y Unida (FBU), an Ecuadorian non-governmental organization with over fifty years of community organizing experience, the program seeks to develop and sustain relationships with local Ecuadorian leaders to achieve a strong network of international leadership. Students will develop critical competencies for understanding how key factors in regional development play out in other parts of the world, particularly in the Andean country of Ecuador. Relate experiences and teachings to the local Columbia community upon return.

Please reach out to trip leader Reyna Pacheco if you have any questions.

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS)

March 15th - 23rd, 2014

We will travel to rural Southern Virginia to perform water quality testing in watersheds affected by pollution from coal mining operations such as mountaintop removal. The data we collect will help ongoing citizen efforts to use existing federal water quality laws to prevent the permitting of new mines. We will meet members of the community in Appalachia, Virginia and learn how their lives have been affected by the mining operations that surround their community.

For more information please send an email to the trip leader, Deborah Secular.

Alternative Break Program


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-1371

Fax: 212-854-6972

9:00 a.m.–5:00p.m.