Alternative Service Breaks (ASB)

About

Alternative Service Breaks (ASB) is a weeklong service opportunity that empowers the individual through intentional service, empathy, leadership experience, and social justice education. By emphasizing sustainable relationships with our community partners, ASB seeks to highlight the power of human connection in the pursuit of social equity.

 

ASB 2020 registration is now LIVE! Check out our FAQs for registration information.

The deadline for registration has been pushed to 2/21.

This year, we will host 20 trips. Learn more about our trips, including their service focus and coordinators, in the list below.

Apply now to serve as an ASB 2020 chaperone!

PLEASE NOTE: at this time, we can only accept chaperones who are licensed and willing to drive.

ASB Chaperones are graduate students and staff members who participate fully in each ASB trip. They support trip coordinators in emergencies, and represent the University. 

 

20 trips in 2020!

Please note:

  • Focus areas are listed in parentheses next to names of Community Partners.
  • Prices listed are subject to rare changes.
  • Methods of transportation and housing are listed in parentheses next to the price (ex: Van/Church means you will be driving in vans to the trip location, and staying in a church while there).

 

Antelope Island, UT

Antelope Island State Park (Environment)

$950 (Fly/Cabin Camping)

Jamie Dela Cruz & Matt Walker

Asheville, NC

Conserving Carolina (Environment & Education)

$390 (Van/Church)

Andrew Kwon & Teneyce Nadeau

Chicago, IL

Friedman Place (Disabilities, Public Health, & Housing)

$450 (Van/Church)

Braedyn Dorn & Andrew Kim

Des Moines, IA

Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (Youth, Education, Homelessness)

$450 (Van/Church)

Caroline Pane & Jojo Liaw

Detroit, MI

Alternatives for Girls (Youth, Public Health, Urban Development)

$390 (Van/Church)

Reed Romanko & Amy Feng Chen

Greenville, SC

Frazee Center and Poe Mill Achievement Center (Youth/Education)

$450 (Van/Church)

Justin Harlan & Siena Giljum

Harpers Ferry, WV

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (Environment)

$390 (Van/Dorm)

Caroline Olesky & Aayan Rezan

Hobe Sound, FL

Blowing Rocks Preserve (Environment)

$440 (Van/Camping)

Nimue Zorman & Srushti Dhoke

Horse Cave, KY

American Cave Conservation (Environment, Rural Development)

$450 (Van/Church)

Victoria Zdanowicz & Jack Marciano

Louisburg, NC

Terrell Lane Middle School (Youth & Education)

$390 (Van/House)

Greta Bauer & Fran Sotomayor

Macon, GA

Rebuilding Macon (Affordable Housing)

$450 (Van/Church)

Abi Hulick & Sally Thompson

Memphis, TN

Serve 901 (Neighborhood & Urban Development)

$450 (Van/Dorm)

Emily Scrementi & Augustine Jimenez

Nashville, TN

United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee (Disabilities, Affordable Housing)

$450 (Van/Church)

Mei Singer & Kelvia Trocard

New Orleans, LA

Louisiana SPCA (Animals, Disaster Relief)

$1,100 (Fly/Dorm)

Shruti Kumta & Jacob Miner

Orland, ME

Homeworkers for More Employment (Homelessness & Housing)

$390 (Van/Cabin)

Leen Arnaout & Lauren Joyner

 Philadelphia, PA

MANNA (Food Justice/Public Health) and Little Sisters of the Poor (Elders)

$270 (Bus/Dorm)

Jada Peart & Alexia Lancea

Roanoke, VA

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway (Environment)

$450 (Van/Dorm)

Brian Kendrick & Aashna Pandya

San Francisco, CA

Seven Tepees Youth Program (Youth/Education) and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

$1,100 (Fly/Dorm)

Akosua Nyamekye & Barbie Kania

San Juan, PR

Iniciativa Comunitaria (Public Health)

$1,100 (Fly/Hostel)

Claire Gonzalez & Trevor Tamura

Shawnee, IL

Shawnee National Forest (Environment)

$450 (Van/Cabin)

Warren Liu & Julia Wales


Leadership

Tobi Dele-Oni &

Nicole Sancilio

Program Managers

altbreak@bu.edu

Vikram Daesety

Database & Scholarship Chair

asbdatabase@gmail.com

Sahar Hossain

Donations & Outreach Chair

asbdonations@gmail.com

Julia Pelizarro

Public Relations & Advertising Chair

asbadvertise@gmail.com

Ciara Cullen

Social Justice & Education Chair

asbsocialjusticeed@gmail.com