Alternative Spring Break


The mission of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a community-based service-learning program over spring break. SVC hopes that this experience will allow participants to become more thoughtful and engaged citizens who will continue to work for social change.

For Spring 2017, we traveled to Chicago, Illinois. We worked with the topic of inequality and how different identities intersect. We looked at food insecurity, legal help, police relations, and many more areas. The trip ran during UCSC’s Spring Break.

This year, we will be traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana, to look at issues surrounding food insecurity, environmental stress, and economic disparity in the city. Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops and work with New Orleans nonprofits to better their understanding of topics both local and nationwide.

To access the application for ASB 2018, please click here. Returning ASB applicants, please click here.

Requirements for Alternative Spring Break 2018:

  • Applicant must be a UC Santa Cruz student in good academic and judicial standing
  • Attend a series of meetings before the trip
  • Have a valid non-expired identification (driver’s license, state ID, passport)
  • Complete trip reflection/evaluation packet after the trip

Applications for ASB 2018 are due on January 11th, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Interviews will be held between January 15th and January 19th.Decisions will be made byt January 22nd.

For more information about ASB for Spring 2018, please come back to this page in the winter quarter of 2018.

If you are interested in attending ASB in the future, sign up for our email list to get notifications about the application process, or contact us.

  • ASB 2017
  • ASB 2017
  • Alternative Spring Break 2016
  • Alternative Spring Break 2016
  • Alternative Spring Break 2016
  • Alternative Spring Break 2016
  • ASB 2014 Food Kitchen
  • ASB 2015 on their way to Portland!
  • ASB 2016 crew