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Alternative Breaks offers service-learning trips for students to explore a social justice issue through hands-on service supplemented with education and reflection. Trips run during spring breaks and explore issues like immigration, environmental justice, public health, or poverty. Participants take a DeCal class before their trip to learn about the issue and the community partners they will be working with and to get to know each other.

Alternative Breaks

Break Leader Retreat Weekend, Fall 2018


Alternative Breaks (Alt Breaks) has benefited from the generous support of the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), and the benevolent support of individual donors and alumni. 

Important Dates


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Deadline Monday, Oct. 24, 2022

Information Session

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 964 3724 3562

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4-5pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5-6pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5-6pm
  • Monday, October 17, 10-11am
  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 4-5pm

Contact Information

Rachel Georgian, Communications Director

Kathia Osuna, Community Partnerships Director

Pammy Kazi, Finance Director

Gilberto Ramirez Aguilar, Special Projects & Development Director

Rosa Enriquez, Interim Program Manager

1920 Alternative Break Director Team

2019-2020 Alternative Breaks Director Team