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Alternative Breaks

Want to meet new people? Get away for a while? Travel to new places? Make a difference? 
Join other Montgomery College students on a week or weekend packed with community service, meaningful reflections, and fun activities.

Alternative Breaks are week- and weekend-long service trips that help students learn about social issues through direct service, issue education, and reflection. Alternative Breaks help students explore how they can make a difference in their local and broader communities in the issues that matter to you...and affect us all.

Applications for Alternative Summer Break (May 17-23): Building Hope in Rehoboth are now open! Due March 4th!

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Campus Information Sessions:

Tues. Feb. 17th 1-2pm HT 216
Wed. Feb. 18th 12-1pm HT 216

Wed. Feb. 11th 4-5pm CC 015
Thurs. Feb. 12th 12-1pm CC 015
Wed. Feb. 25th 4-5pm CC 015

Takoma Park/Silver Spring:

Wed. Feb. 18th 12-1pm ST 214
Tues. Feb. 24th 11am-12pm ST 214


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Past Alternative Breaks

Alternative Winter Break: Health, Housing, & Homelessness in Washington, DC
Alternative Spring Break: Disaster Relief in Tuscaloosa, AL
Alternative Spring Break: Disaster Relief in Bay Waveland, MS
Alternative Spring Break: Disaster Relief in Biloxi, MS
Alternative Spring Break: Disasiter Relief in Americus, GA 
Alternative Spring Break: Poverty & Youth in Kensington, MD
Alternative Spring Weekend: Community Development in Philadelphia, PA
Alternative Summer Break: Environmental & Animal Welfare in Woodstock, NY
Alternative Summer Break: Criminal & Restorative Justice in Salisbury, MD
Alternative Summer Break: Immigration, Education, & Opportunity in Washington, DC
Alternative Thanksgiving Break: Hunger & Homelessness in Rockville, MD 

Support Alternative Breakers

The Alternative Breaks Engagement Scholarship & Adopt-a-Breaker Service Learning Foundation Fund

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