Alternative Breaks Program 2019-2020

Thank you to all of our Alternative Breaks Participants this year! You have been able to make an impact at 6 locations across the country and your hard work and service do not go unrecognized. Please enjoy these highlights from this incredible year!

Alternative Breaks 2019 – 2020 Thank you!

Hear a bit about how we’ve made an impact!

“Every year, DC Central Kitchen is so grateful for the contributions of our Ithaca college volunteers. This year’s group helped prepare nearly 10,000 meals for our community and kept thousands of pounds of perfectly safe, nutritious food out of our region’s landfills, where it would have contributed to greenhouse gas emissions. It’s so affirming to see current students giving back, asking critical questions, and working hard to have a meaningful impact in the lives of others.”

DC Central Kitchen

City Blossoms and Ithaca have been partnering for IC’s Alternative Spring Break for over five years now. Each year, we love getting to meet students, returning and new, who are so passionate about food justice and environmentally based education. This year we kicked-off our spring with a small team at our Studio Garden, which serves as a learning space for our early childhood program. They were extremely flexible, jumping right into cleaning up weeds, sanding down tables, and planting spring crops. Having the Ithaca team join us brought so much joy and enthusiasm into our space! We can’t wait to host more IC Students again next spring.

City Blossoms DC

Missing your service trip experience?

While it’s not the same as being there, learn about different sites around the world at these virtual tours. Explore national parks and world-famous museums all while never leaving your house. Access dozens of virtual tours at the links below.


Other great resources

Visit our Alternative Breaks Website to learn more!


Have questions about how you can get involved in Alternative Breaks? Call or email us at the Office of Student Engagement!