Alternate Spring Break Details: 


March 3rd, 2018 - March 10th, 2018.

Trip start and end dates will vary based on location. 


Appalachia Service Project | Guyan Valley, NC 

Asheville Greenworks | Asheville, NC

City Meals: Food Justice | New York, NY

Energy and Extraction in Pennsylvania | Western Pennsylvania

Healthy Columbia | Columbia,SC

Housing Assistance | Hendersonville, NC

Workers Defense Project | Austin, TX

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Alternate Winter Break Details:


Monday, January 2, 2018 - Sunday, January 8, 2018


Dismas House | Nashville, Tennessee | Breakaway Trip
The Dismas House is a home which brings about mutual reconciliation between former offenders and society by providing a loving and supportive home, client-specific services to power self-sufficiency, and a positive support system. The pillars of the house include providing housing and basic needs, a family atmosphere, clinical support, individual case management, life skills and financial empowerment. Throughout the week you will be working directly with visitors at the house, and taking a hands-on role in helping revitalize the admissions program as the organization expands from 8 beds to 72 in January. This is a flying trip and will cost $495.

The Pilgrimage | Washington, D.C. | Breakaway Trip
The Pilgrimage is an experiential, service-learning hostel based in the heart of Washington DC. Pilgrimage has worked for years to connect socially-passionate students with impactful organizations serving those that face homelessness and hunger in our nation's capital. Through The Pilgrimage's customized action-reflection program, you will learn about the intersections of criminal justice and urban poverty in Washington DC, as well as engage with direct service organizations in the city. You will be participating in workshops, attending speaker events, and doing various forms of direct service. This is a Megabus trip and will cost $395.

Trip costs cover transportation, housing, meals and site fees for the duration of the trip. Financial aid is available for students who qualify for tuition assistance at Penn. After participants are selected, applications for financial aid will be available. Participants, 21+, who are willing to drive during the trip will receive an additional $50 discount. Drivers should have a valid driver's license and be willing to drive a minivan.