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.
The first ASB trip was offered in 1987 and led by staff members of what was then called the Public Service Center (later renamed the Haas Center for Public Service). Several years later, the student-run organization was chartered and began receiving support from ASSU. The program has evolved and grown and currently engages over 200 course and trip leaders and participants. ASB has also received national recognition and awards.
ASB is a Voluntary Student Organization (VSO) and Student-Led Affiliate of the Haas Center. The Center's liaison and advisor for ASB is Pete Cerneka.
For complete program information, visit ASB.