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Raised of $6,500 goal.


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This campaign ended on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

Our Program and Progress

Since 1998, the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program has provided an opportunity for students to learn about and from communities and students’ own potential to contribute to community initiatives.

These robust opportunities have spanned the country, ranging from:

·      Aiding Hurricane Katrina relief in New Orleans

·      Alleviating the affects of urban decay in Detroit

·      Environmental conservation in Joshua Tree, California

Since 2013, multiple ASB programs in the El Paso community have created strong partnerships between our program and leaders and organizations in the local area.

 

Who We Are

A dedicated group of students creating and embarking on a year-long leadership and community engagement program that culminates in a week-long service immersion experience during spring break.

We are concerned with immigration as a human rights issue, something that transcends politics and statistics to affect the lives of each and every one of us.

As a team, we are participating in ASB to further an outlet that:

·      Informs participants about the issues surrounding immigration

·      Connects us with the communities and people most directly affected

·      Emboldens the power we have to create change for the better

 


Where We Are Going

Through immersive service in the world’s largest border community we will learn about:

·       Economic development

·       Food justice

·       Healthcare equity

·       Human rights and well being

In El Paso we will see first hand how these factors interconnect within the pressing social justice issue of immigration. Since 2013, ASB has been developing partnerships with local organizations in the El Paso area working effectively to impact the immigrant community and bring an end to injustices they face. We are returning in order to nurture these long-term relationships and to share this expansive and eye-opening experience with this year's participants. 




Building Our Budget


This campaign page and its goal represent one of several undertakings that will make the ASB program a continued reality. The funds raised will defray participant costs so that the program remains accessible to all students. 

Renewing Resolve

This campaign will cover the housing, transportation, and food expenses for this year's ASB participants. Twelve dedicated students have been selected to spend their spring breaks serving the El Paso community and continuing to build on Emerson’s partnerships and impact in the area.

The program embodies Emerson’s core values of:

·      Moral courage

·      Celebration of diversity of thought and people

·      Commitment to ethical engagement, collaboration, and meaningful interaction with local and national communities

Help us create a positive impact, increase our knowledge, and build community by supporting our campaign today. Your donation will help ASB bring to life the concepts, experiences, and stories students could otherwise only read about.



Alternative Spring Break is a program of the Office of Academic Engagement and Community Action at Emerson College.

Meet One of Our Contributors

  Published on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 at 10:26 PM (EST)
¡Hola!

With only TWO DAYS left in our campaign, we need your help to meet our ultimate goal of $6,500. We are so close!
Thank you to all of our contributors for their generosity— without you, our service would not be possible.

We have told you a lot about why we are running this campaign, but it's also important for our contributors to share why they choose to support our campaign. Here are some words from our featured supporter, Dr. Anthony Pinder:
 

“I think programs like ASB are one of the true transformational experiences that we offer here at the college. This whole notion of civic engagement is completely manifested in ASB. When we think about who these students are and what they will go off and be, post-Emerson, having an experience where they are out in the world, out in communities, really being a partner in the development in some of these communities—its probably one of the most important things they’ll do in college.”

Dr. Anthony Pinder is the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for Internationalization & Global Engagement at Emerson College, and we greatly appreciate his support. His department has pledged a $300 sponsorship for our campaign.


With only FIFTEEN DAYS until we leave for El Paso, we wanted to share a very important quote with you as our Spanish phrase of the week, presented by our team member Laura:

 


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Make an Impact

Cultivator

Give $10

You’re providing a healthy meal that will energize us and allow for enriched engagement in service and learning

Instructor

Give $25

You’re providing an educational experience that will allow us to better understand El Paso, immigration issues, and how we fit into and may advocate for a better reality in Boston and beyond

Conveyer

Give $50

You’re helping to fill our gas tank, which will allow us to convey our initiative throughout El Paso

Carrier

Give $75

You’re contributing one day of the van rental that will allow us to travel within the community and serve where we are needed the most

Lodger

Give $100

You’re providing one night of housing in the local community center that will allow us to remain as close as possible to those we are serving

Amplifier

Give $200

You’re providing much needed resources to amplify our impact in El Paso, such as those needed to cook, serve, and eat a meal with community members that will share their stories of how and why they crossed the border

Trailblazer

Give $700

You’re providing one of our participants with the round-trip airfare that enables both the week of service in El Paso and prolonged effort to create positive change in Boston and beyond