For a lot of college students, spring break means beach-based vacations. But a growing number of UB students spend their vacations cleaning up parks, feeding the hungry, aiding the elderly, restoring damaged buildings, building homes and assisting with neighborhood projects.
In 2001, University Life and Services sponsored two teams of community workers, one in Buffalo and the other in New Orleans, where they worked on homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina during the inaugural spring break trip. Since that time, the program has expanded and is now offered during additional academic breaks with placements both locally and internationally.
Generous donors support Alternative Spring Break Programs with gifts to University Life and Services.