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2014 Summer Alternative Break

CSUSB students had their own “Alaska: The Last Frontier” reality experienced during a university-sponsored Alternative Break trip. The trip took place on July 24-August 1, and our Coyotes had participated in a variety of service and recreation experiences in the beautiful scenery of our 49th state.

CSUSB’s Alternative Break Program provided a unique opportunity for students to participate in an intensive public service experience while increasing their understanding of significant social and environmental problems. Engaged in direct service relating to these problems, students lived and worked in communities with which they otherwise may have little contact. The program’s main goal is to expose and educate participants about the root causes of community issues, while also making an immediate difference in the trips’ respective communities.

The Alternative Break program is co-sponsored by Associated Students, Inc., Outdoor Recreation, Student Leadership and Development, and the Office of Community Engagement.

For more information about CSUSB’s Alternative Break Program, please contact Bryant Fairley at (909) 537-7347 or bfairley@csusb.edu.

Below are the images from our Summer Alternative Break at Alaska:

Service at the Alaskan Native Heritage Center

Service at the Alaskan Native Heritage Center

Serving the hungry at Bean's Cafe in Anchorage

Serving the hungry at Bean's Cafe in Anchorage

Working with the NOAA lab and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Working with the NOAA lab and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Working with the NOAA lab and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Working with the NOAA lab and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Building a home with Habitat for Humanity in Kenai

Building a home with Habitat for Humanity in Kenai

Building a home with Habitat for Humanity in KenaiBuilding a home with Habitat for Humanity in Kenai

Building a home with Habitat for Humanity in Kenai

Making educational clay kits for educators at the Alaska Sea Life Center

Making educational clay kits for educators at the Alaska Sea Life Center


Alternative summer break 2014 group picture.

Volunteer at Helping Hands Pantry in San Bernardino.

Volunteer at Helping Hands Pantry in San Bernardino.

Volunteer at Helping Hands Pantry in San Bernardino.

Volunteer at Helping Hands Pantry in San Bernardino.

Volunteer Day at Helping Hands Pantry!

Gearing up for Alternative Summer Break at Alaska our students and staff volunteered at Helping Hands Pantry in San Bernardino last Monday, July 14, 2014.

Helping Hands Pantry in San Bernardino is a 501(c)(3) public charity that is here to benefit the community by providing food and other items to those in need in our community. For more information on Helping Hands Pantry or to volunteer, go to http://helpinghandspantry.org.


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