$7,896.00

Raised of $7,500 goal.


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This campaign ended on Friday, Mar. 3, 2017



Our Program

For the 14th time since 1998, Emerson College’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program is bringing students together to realize their potential for civic engagement and civic action. What started as a week of immersive service is now also a yearlong leadership development and community engagement program led by students and staff advisers. This March, ASB participants will return to El Paso, Texas on the Juárez, Mexico border where previous ASB teams have formed strong bonds in the local community.


Some past ASB projects include:

  • Restoring oceanic habitats in Niceville, Florida following the BP oil spill
  • Maintaining grounds of Joshua Tree National Park in Joshua Tree, California
  • Participating in a female youth empowerment project with the Oglala Lakota Sioux Nation in Eagle Butte, South Dakota




Our Plan

For the fourth year, our team will travel to the El Paso/Juárez border for spring break week. Our immersion program will focus on understanding the unique intersection of issues faced by border communities, including immigration policy, education, labor rights, and food justice. While in El Paso, we will engage with organizations working to address the short-term effects and underlying root causes of these issues. Some of this work includes hosting community-building events, maintaining a community garden working towards food sovereignty, preparing rooms at shelters for families transitioning out of detention, and providing meals and services to migrant farmworkers with few labor protections.


Our journey does not end after our week in El Paso. Upon our return to Boston, we reflect on our new knowledge and how to share it with the Emerson community. We engage the Emerson community in conversations about our time in El Paso, the people we meet there, and their stories of strength and resilience. This step is critical in order to continue building bridges between people, cultures, and our shared humanity.




Investing In Our Team

We need your help to accomplish our team's mission. Our total program cost this year is $14,740, and we hope to raise as much as $7,500 through this campaign. Funds raised will cover our team's transportation, food, and lodging costs. Your support is also an investment in the learning, growth, and development in each of us as students and engaged citizens.



USEED Goal: $4,500 --> REACHED!

USEED Reach Goal: $7,500

Overal Program Cost: $11,340


Help us build knowledge and bridges by supporting our campaign today. Whether you can sponsor a meal or a plane ticket, your support will help our team reach our goal. Thank you!



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

LET'S TALK ABOUT COMMUNITY & CULTURE

  Published on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at 01:40 AM (EST)

HOLA!!!!!!! We are excited to report that we have raised 72% off our goal prior to going into our last 15 days of fundraising. CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS? We made it more than half the way and we cannot lose momentum now peeps! We are asking you all to continue supporting our campaign by spreading the word, reading our updates, and contributing what you can.

PLEASE CONTINUE SENDING SUPPORT OUR WAY, so that we can reach our final goal for our service immersion experience in El Paso. We have the utmost appreciation for your support of our campaign and our dedication to human rights. Tother, we are proving that when people work together for a common cause, we can succeed! 

Here are some overall figures to help you guys understand how far we've come in all our fundraising and where we are looking to go in the last half of our campaign:

Total needed to fundraise: $15,211.80

Current fundraising total: $11,207.01 (73.7%)!

Amount left to fundraise: $4,004.79 (26.3%) <----- THIS IS WHAT WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH, WITH YOUR HELP WE KNOW THAT WE CAN AND WILL! 

As mentioned in our previous post we have our Silent Auction approaching fast. It will be held next Thursday, February 23rd in the Common Ground of Walker 10. The El Paso ASB team will welcome the Emerson community for the ASB Silent Auction event to bid on great prizes, build community, and support this impactful service learning effort. 

Once again, thank you all for your continued efforts to back this campaign and we ask that you hang with us for this last stretch in order to build this impactful educational experience, building a bridge between two communities: El Paso and Boston! 

Please enjoy this video of a local organization (Centro Santa Catalina) in El Paso, Texas: a community group of woman who use sewing as a mechanism to enhance, implement, inspire, and preserve the culture of Mexico that resides in El Paso. 



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Aficionado (Fan)

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Fans come in all sizes, and supporting us at his level shows that you’re a fan of our program!

Cocinero (Cook)

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Supporting our campaign at the Cocinero level provides one meal to a team member, helping to keep us energized for our long days of work.

Maestro (Teacher)

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Supporting our campaign at the Maestro level provides one team member access to educational programs in El Paso that will foster a better understanding of community challenges and their root causes.

Viajero (Traveler)

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Supporting our team at the Viajero level fills our gas tank for travel throughout El Paso to continue learning from the community.

Huésped (Host)

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Supporting our team at the Huésped level covers one night of housing for the entire team at the local community center, immersing us deeper within the community in El Paso.

Cosechero (Harvester)

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Supporting us at the Cosechero level transports our team's gear along with clothing donations collected for our community partners in El Paso.

Patrocinador (Sponsor)

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Your generous support at the Patrocinador level sponsors roundtrip airfare for one student to participate in this impactful experience.