GW Students Serve During Alternative Spring Break

George Washington University students engaged in community service at six different sites over spring break.

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​GW students built houses in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans with Habitat for Humanity. (Photo: Gabriela Whonder)
March 27, 2017

GW students traveled to six locations in March as far as Costa Rica and Ecuador to engage in service as part of the GW Alternative Breaks Program.

A group in Washington, D.C., learned more about sexual health and domestic violence, while their peers in New Orleans built houses with Habitat for Humanity. Students traveled to New York City to serve the homeless population and students in Kanab, Utah, spent the week building fences and socializing with dogs at Best Friends Animal Society.

Groups in Costa Rica learned about sustainable development, and in Ecuador, students focused on community development.





The GW Community Gives Back for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2017
More than 600 students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members volunteered at 12 different sites around D.C. to honor Dr. King’s legacy.

GW Students Focus on Sustainability, Refugee Resettlement on Alternative Breaks

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Seventy members of the George Washington University community spent time outside of Washington, D.C., serving communities in need as part of Alternative Breaks this month.