Alternative spring break: sun, fun and helping others

The UWM Alternative Spring Break team visiting DuPont National Forest.

Two groups of UWM students headed south during spring break for sun, a little fun and lots of hard work to help others. (View a slideshow below.)

The students on an Alternative Spring Break in Asheville, N.C., were hosted by Cliff Christian and The Timothy Project, and served at food banks, women’s shelters, veterans’ rehabilitation quarters and environmental agencies in the area.

The UWM Habitat for Humanity team headed to Delaware to join other college students in doing some home building.

In addition to working full days, both groups learned about the history and culture of areas they visited, and had time to visit nearby attractions like the monuments and museums of Washington, D.C., and the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, N.C.

Rachel Spaulding, assistant director of the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership and Research (CBLLR), coordinated the Alternative Spring Break trip to North Carolina with the help of devoted student team leaders, CBLLR staff and Colin Daly of the Student Success Center. The program was sponsored by the Campus Activities.Board. Kelly Hutcheson, president of the UWM Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, led the Habitat team.