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Students invited to participate in Alternative Spring Break trip

January 13, 2014

altSB-webEAU CLAIRE — For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will send a team of students to Indianapolis, Ind., on an Alternative Spring Break trip running from March 16-22. There is still time to register for this opportunity for 20 students to explore the concepts of servant leadership and social justice — specifically around issues of poverty, homelessness and socioeconomic status. The experience satisfies all 30 hours of the service-learning graduation requirement for UW-Eau Claire.

Students will engage in a variety of hands-on service projects and discuss issues of servant leadership and social justice with Indianapolis organization leaders. Alternative Spring Break partner sites have included the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, Circle of Sisterhood Foundation, Gleaners Food Bank, Hearts and Hands of Indiana, Providence Cristo Rey High School, Rebuilding the Wall and Wheeler Mission Ministries.

The trip costs $375, which includes transportation, lodging, meals and materials. A $100 deposit is required at registration. Students may register at the reception desk in the Student Organizations and Leadership Center, Davies Center 220. Registration will continue until all available spots are filled. More information is available from Katy Rand, coordinator of student leadership, at randka@uwec.edu or 715-836-4803.

Alternative Spring Break is sponsored by Activities, Involvement and Leadership, a unit of the University Centers.

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