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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 21-25): Inside Appalachia: Exploring Strength, Self-Reliance, and Stereotypes
in Pipestem, West Virginia

Get the application here!

Campus Information Sessions:




Monday, April 10th 1-2PM CC 015

Tuesday April 11th 2-3PM CC 015

Takoma Park/Silver Spring


Can't make an information session? Review the slides here

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Past Alternative Breaks

Alternative Summer Break: Affordable Housing in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Alternative Winter Break: Supporting Homeless Families in Washington, DC
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 Break: Community Development in Philadelphia, PA 
Alternative Summer Break: Affordable Housing in Rehoboth Beach, DE
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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