• Students gather for picture during Alternative Break
  • Student helps paint a house
  • Students aid River City Food Bank

Students work in garden2018 Alternative Break - Sonoma consisted of 12 students from Sacramento State participating in the CEC's first-ever away service trip to Santa Rosa, CA to provide relief from the wildfire tragedies that affected Sonoma and Napa counties.


2018 Alternative Break - Sacramento had 44 student volunteers spend their Spring Break cleaning up trash along the American River and weeding the campus storm water project sites.  Approximately 400 pounds of trash was collected from the two-mile span of the River.  

2017 Alternative Break brought 200 volunteers who contributed their time for CEC's Alternative Break. Volunteers weeded and cleaned out rain gardens and the Capitol Public Radio Garden. Volunteers also picked up and removed over 4,000 pounds of trash from the American River Parkway.

Students work in gardenOak Park SOL Community Garden is a neighborhood garden that needed love.  Students volunteering for Alternative Break helped create a new Welcome area, planted fresh flowers, created a Children's Garden and built an outdoor kitchen for the community of Oak Park to enjoy.

Students walk around Oak Park neighborhood to help register residents to voteVOTE! Over 100 volunteers over the course of 5 days contributed nearly 450 hours of service. A few of our accomplishments during the week included: knocking on approximately 720 neighborhood doors, having 360 conversations regarding voter registration, leaving 137 registration forms with potential registrants, hanging 244 door hangers, and registering 50 new voters!

Student volunteers at Wellspring Women's CenterWellspring Women's Center provides women and children free healthy meals in a safe environment Monday through Friday. Students who volunteered helped prepare and serve food to the community and volunteered at the Kids Corner.

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