2012 Spring Break Trips:
Chicago, Illinois: Habitat for Humanity
- March 3-10, 2012
- Put in some sweat equity on building a house in a fantastic city!
- Two days to go sight-seeing downtown
Biloxi, Mississippi: Back Bay Mission
- March 10-17, 2012
- Serve the under-resourced with housing repair and other needs in this Gulf of Mexico community.
- One day to sight-see in New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana: Project Homecoming
- March 3-10, 2012
- Project Homecoming is a faith-based community development organization building resilient neighborhoods in the greater New Orleans area. We are committed to facilitating a culture of care in targeted communities through: safe, durable, affordable and environmentally sensitive construction; community driven partnerships; service and fellowship.
Spring Break 2011: New York City
Heidelberg students, faculty, and staff traveled to NYC to volunteer with Project Homecoming, a community center in Staten Island. While there, the group helped prepare and serve meals in a soup kitchen, worked in a food pantry, and assisted in community organizing.
Spring Break 2011: New Orleans
Heidelberg students, faculty and staff traveled to New Orleans, LA to work with a program called Project Homecoming, rebuilding homes damaged by the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.
Past Alternative Spring Break trips include:
Hungary and Ukraine
Alternative Spring Break: New Orleans, 2011
“I realized that our group was not just there to help reconstruct a house, but to help rebuild these people’s lives and it was an amazing experience. This trip was an experience that goes beyond the everyday community service event.
Rachael DeRosa, Biology and Psychology major
“My eyes were opened to how thankful I should be for everything I have. I am so glad I was able to go on this trip I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”
Shawn Beasy, Education Intervention Specialist major
Alternative Spring Break: NYC, 2011
“Seeing how many people that came into the center and were grateful for the warm plate of food it really helped us realize why we are here. After cleanup and another round of pantry shopping we listened to volunteers tell us their stories of how they lived in the shelter system and how much Project Hospitality has changed their lives for the better.”
Amanda Honer, Public Relations major