Alternative BreaksThrough its service trips program, the Center for Community Engagement provides many opportunities for students to assist other communities. Below are trips which provide students the chance to experience new cultures and see different parts of the country while doing service.

Indianapolis Service Trip

The Center for Community Engagement will host a service trip to Indianapolis in the fall of 2014. Students will participate in the Great Indy Cleanup in Fountain Square, an anti-litter program run in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, which is designed to combat heavy litter and debris that has accumulated in public spaces such as streets, alleys, green spaces and waterways.

Gary Service Trip

The Gary Service Trip is scheduled each fall semester. Students will visit ISU’s No Excuses classroom at the Charter School of the Dunes in Gary, Indiana. ISU students will interact with the school’s students through service activities and mentoring for the day. The cost for participants is $25. Registration will be available in August 2014.

Alternative Fall Break

Indiana State University’s third Fall Break Service Trip sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement will be November 21st to 23rd, 2014. In the past, ISU has teamed up with The Center for Courageous Kids in Scottsville, Kentucky, to work a weekend camp. Location TBA in spring of 2014.

Alternative Spring Break

Since ISU students first went to Jackson, Mississippi in 2004, for Alternative Spring Break (ASB), hundreds of Sycamores have participated in a variety of Alternative Break projects throughout the United States. Outreach efforts have included: working with youth, working with the elderly, environmental rehabilitation, wildlife rehabilitation, Gulf Coast clean-up, and minor home repair. ASB is a student-driven national movement that creates opportunities for students to reach out to communities around the nation and beyond. It fosters a lifelong commitment to citizenship and community engagement. While participating in ASB, students will gain knowledge, learn practical skills, and become more aware of the many social and environmental issues in the United States and around the globe.

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