Alternative Spring Break 2013

Project Info

Type Of Project: Service , Educational
Start Date: 03/01/2013
End Date: 04/01/2013
Target Population: Young, Adults , Adults , Older, Adults
Funding Agency: Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Total Funding: $1,500,00
Project Locations: Flint
Principal Investigators: Gerard Voland
Lead Institution: University of Michigan- Flint; Office of Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

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The University of Michigan-Flint’s Alternative Spring Break is a University Outreach sponsored program that offers a community service learning experience on a local level during the traditional Spring Break of the academic calendar. Students spend time learning about complex social, cultural and environmental issues. During spring break, groups are bussed to a selected site to engage in meaningful action toward a greater understanding of root causes of relevant issues. Students participate in critical reflection and analysis of social justice issues they experience first-hand. In 2013, the week will culminate with students traveling to Detroit to visit the Campus Martius Park, Freedom House, Detroit Institute of Art and Ford Field as part of the reflection activity.

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