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Through Alternative Breaks Sac State students provide much needed service to diverse communities, while building skills and great friendships. It’s also a excellent way to break out and see new places, people, and perspectives.

 

Alternative Break - Spring 2014: March 24 - 28

45 Sac State students contributed over 268 volunteer hours over the course of five days:

  • Harvest Sacramento - Oak Park Community Garden
  • Habit for Humanity ReStore
  • Meals on Wheels by ACC central kitchen meal preparation and packaging
  • Sacramento Tree Foundation
  • All About Equine, Inc
student volunteers gather in the rain - link to photos
 

Alternative Break - Spring 2013: March 25 - 29

student volunteers carrying lumber. Caption "Spring 2013"

44 Sac State students volunteered over 480 hours over the course of five days, serving:

  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
  • All About Equine, Inc.
  • Placer SPCA
  • Orange Grove Adult School

 

 

Alternative Break - Winter 2013: January 21 - 25

35 Sac State students contributed over 396 volunteer hours over the course of five days:

  • Wildlife Care Association aviary maintenance and bird nursery habitat building
  • Meals on Wheels by ACC central kitchen meal preparation and packaging
  • Soil Born Farms + SOL Collective Community Garden weeding and cleanup
  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Mobile Food Distribution
student volunteers gather in the rain - link to photos
 

Alternative Break - Spring 2012: March 19 - 23

student volunteers bagging carrots. Caption "Spring 2012"

29 Sac State students contributed 256 volunteer hours over the course of five days:

  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
  • Meals on Wheels by ACC central kitchen
  • Habit for Humanity ReStore
  • Sacramento Public Library

 

 

Alternative Break - Winter 2012: January 17 - 22

30 Sac State students contributed 258 volunteer hours over the course of four days:

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • Meals on Wheels by ACC
  • Harvest Sacramento
student volunteers pushing carts to remove trash at Habitat for Humanity ReStore - link to photos
 

Alternative Break - Spring 2011: March 21 - 25

student volunteers preparing food at Meals on Wheels. Caption "Spring 2011"

33 Sac State students contributed 300 volunteer hours over the course of four* days:

  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Mobile Food Distribution
  • Meals on Wheels by ACC central kitchen meal preparation and packaging
  • Harvest Sacramento fruit gleaning

*3/23 Sacramento Tree Foundation cancelled due to inclement weather

 
 

Alternative Break - Winter 2011: January 18 - 21

40 Sac State students contributed 370 volunteer hours over the course of four days:

  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' Mobile Food Distribution
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Soil Born Farms
  • Harvest Sacramento
student volunteers processing fruit harvest - link to photos
 

Alternative Break - Spring 2010: March 29 - April 2

student volunteers carrying ladder at farm. Caption "Spring 2010"

28 Sac State students volunteered in the following projects:

  • Sacramento Zoo landscaping and maintenance
  • Sacramento Tree Foundation - tree planing at Cal Expo
  • Center for Land Based Learning
  • Habitat for Humanity pre-LEED Certification landscaping for single family home
 

Alternative Break - Winter 2010: January 18 - 22

39 Sac State students volunteered in the following projects:

  • Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service - MLK365 Community Event support and Sacramento Volunteers program support for City of Sacramento
  • Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services organizing food and clothing donations at the SACA Center
  • Sacramento Public Library organizing books for the annual Friends of the Library book sale and preparing Belle Cooledge Library for upcoming renovations
student volunteers walking down street after planting trees - link to photos
 

 

 

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Alternative Break, a collaborative project sponsored by Sacramento State's Community Engagement Center and ASI A-team, offers Sacramento State students an alternative option for academic breaks.  

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last updated: 4/15/2014