Alternative Breaks are service-learning programs for students to explore social issues through meaningful service, education, and reflection during their academic breaks.
See what Indiana Campus Compact members have done!
Student grants for alternative breaks, service plunges, projects, and more
- Student Community Service Grant – for individual student or student group projects with the community, such as plunge experiences or national Days of Service events (ex: 9/11, MLK Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Earth Day). For members only, grants range from $500 to $1,000 (institutional cash match of $125-$250). The 2014/2015 application due dates are as follows:August 11th, November 10th, February 9th, and May 11th. Download application here. Funding is provided by The Lilly Endowment Inc.
Hillel Alternative Break Planning Guide (PDF): Repairing The World, One Week At A Time: A guide for alternative break trips and follow-through
Break Away: Break Away's mission is to train, assist, and connect campuses and communities in promoting quality alternative break programs that inspire lifelong active citizenship.
- IU Kelly School of Business
- American University Center for Community Engagement and Service
- Columbia University
- University of Northern Texas
- James Madison University
United Way Alternative Spring Break: Urban Plunge - Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana - Northeast, and the University of Saint Francis. Read article
Cesar Chavez Day of Service in the Potawatomi Greenhouse Community Garden. - Indiana University South Bend
Check out the IUSB service-learing facebook page.
Alternative Break Service Trip to Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic
- Indiana State University. Read article
Mission, South Dakota, Rosebud Indian Reservation, Lakota Tribe - IUPUI - Read article
Detroit, Michigan, Cass Community Social Services - IUPUI - Read article
St. Augustine FL, St. John's Housing Partnership - UIndy - St. John's Facebook Page
More details can be found online at www.hiusa.org/service.