Alternative Spring Break

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

Applications for 2017 are still open.

Community Partner

Amizade

Themes*:

Zero Hunger, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

*Taken From: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

May 6 – 13, 2017

Number of Participants

9 student participants
1 student team leader
2 staff/faculty team leaders

Activities

ASB Pittsburgh will serve at a number of locations in the neighbourhoods of Hill District and East Liberty on projects around gentrification, food deserts, and rapid urban development with a number of Amizade’s partners. Alternative Spring Break started in Pittsburgh 15 years ago, and what better way to celebrate, than to travel to the city where the program began.

Goals

To provide students with the understanding of rapid urban development, its purpose and effects specifically in the Hill District and East Liberty in Pittsburgh. To connect with and learn from Amizade staff and volunteers around the concept of Fair Trade Learning.

Cost

$1800 CAD

Trip Cost covers:

Medical Precautions

Participants must visit their family doctor or a travel clinic to ensure that their immunizations are up to date, and that there are no health concerns for travel. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.

Sample Day

7:00 am:

Wake-up

7:30 am:

Travel to community organization

8:00am-4:00pm:

Service with organization (breakfast and lunch included)

4:00-4:30 pm:

Return to homestays

4:30-6:00 pm:

Rest, relax, free time

6:00-7:00 pm:

Dinner

7:30-8:30pm:

Team Reflection

8:30-9:30 pm:

Social Activity/Recreation

10:00 pm:

Return to homestay

Accommodations

Group will be in homestays vetted by Amizade.

Meals

Meals will be provided in combination of homestays, Amizade and local restaurants.