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APPLES 2012 civil right alternative spring break

APPLES Alternative Breaks provide an avenue for students to perform service activities across North Carolina. It is a great way for students to be away from campus during the university break periods each semester. Students have the opportunity to travel beyond Chapel Hill and serve a different community while also forming lasting friendships with other Carolina students.

Each group is led by student organizers and works collaboratively to engage in a chosen focus area and learn more about their destination community before the trip component occurs. Once arriving at the destination, students are able to explore a new culture, make new friends and carry out meaningful community service. Throughout the alternative break experience, students will also have the opportunity to reflect upon their experiences and to explore deeper issues relating to the community. For all breaks, there is a participation fee, which may be non-refundable. Need-based financial assistance may be available upon request.

ASB also includes a mandatory 2-credit hour course that all participants and leaders must take. The course explores critical service-learning and prepares students for making the most of their spring break experience. The spring 2022 class time will be Wednesdays 4:40pm-5:30pm. Recitations will be planned by each trip based on the group’s schedule.

During the break, students apply what they are learning about the focus areas and communities at different sites through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. An emphasis is placed on reflection throughout the experience and following the students’ return.

Specific trip themes for spring 2022 include:
Healthcare: Students on this trip will explore issues pertaining to healthcare in North Carolina, including access, education and more.
Rural Communities: Students work with local organizations to gain a better understanding of education, health and infrastructure issues that affect rural communities in North Carolina.
Urban Communities: Participants are immersed in an urban community to explore topics including, but not limited to, hunger and food access, addiction and health.
Apply now! Applications are currently open for ASB participants via the CCPS Application Portal. Please apply by Nov. 10. Please note, this deadline is after most course registration, so please keep space in your schedule for the required course, HBEH 610 (Wed. 4:40-5:35pm).

 

2022 Alternative Spring Break Timeline

Oct. 18, 2021: Participant application opens
Nov. 5 2021: Participant application closes
Early to mid- Nov: Break leaders review applications and conduct interviews
Nov. 16, 2021: Participants and alternates notified
Jan. 19, 2022: ASB course and recitations begin
March 12-20 2022: ASB experiences occur during spring semester based on updates to spring break.

Apply

Applications are currently open for ASB participants via the CCPS Application Portal. Please apply by Nov. 10. Please note, this deadline is after most course registration, so please keep space in your schedule for the required course, HBEH 610 (Wed. 4:40-5:35pm).

 

The Carolina Center for Public Service at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for its events and programs. If you need accommodations, please contact apples@unc.edu or call 919-962-0902. Every reasonable effort will be made to implement accommodations in an effective and timely manner.