University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Alternative Spring Break 2018

30 hours

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Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer The Alternative Spring Break is a program sponsored by the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office that focuses on the theme, From Servant Leadership to Social Justice. Participants will have the opportunity to visit organizations battling hunger, homelessness, and inequality in the greater Indianapolis area while working side by side with organization personnel, social justice activists, and members of the homeless community. The students will be working on such projects as sorting and packaging items at a food bank, serving lunch at a homeless shelter, assisting with a home construction project, cleaning up the neighborhood surrounding a school, discussing the concepts of servant leadership with peers and community leaders and more.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The mission of this program is to expose participants to the conditions of inequality while motivating them to evaluate their personal lifestyles and how they can make a difference in the Eau Claire community and beyond. Each of the organizations we work with during the trip have their own unique mission statements that all tie into the trip's overall theme of Servant Leadership and Social Justice.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Students need to be willing to participate in any project assigned to our group during this experience which may include some lifting, standing, light construction, etc. The projects assigned vary every year and are dependent on the needs of the organizations we are serving. Students are also required to participate in nightly discussions and activities, promote a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, and open to the experience as a whole.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer The objectives related to this program are to have a better understanding of the concepts of servant leadership and social justice, experience the conditions for other populations, learn what is available currently to help end inequality, and inspire change within the participants to be active citizens in their communities.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Students must be registered to participate in the experience through the Activities, Involvement, and Leadership office and paid the required deposit. Students must also be available for the whole week of the trip, March 17th - 24th.


Additional information (not required).

Answer For more information about the trip and how to sign up, please visit the trip website: or contact Katy Rand ( for more information.