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Alternative Spring Break (ASB)

The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program exposes students to complex social and cultural issues through community visits, experiential learning, direct service, group discussion, readings, and reflection activities. The program's vision is to transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting our communities.

Trip leaders and program directors are eligible for the Cardinal Commitment program.

Service required by group to fulfill a Cardinal Commitment: Trip leaders begin work in spring quarter; work on their course over the summer; take class in the fall; facilitate their course in the winter; and lead the trip over spring break.

Cardinal Commitment Mentor: ASB Coordinators/Directors

Interest area: 
Community Engaged Learning and Research
Community Organizing & Activism
Direct Service
Policy & Governance
Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility
When to apply: 
East Palo Alto
Redwood City
Other Bay Area


Jon McConnell, Senior Program Director
Haas Center for Public Service