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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. Students explore immigration, environmental and food justice, public health, farmworker rights, and basic needs with diverse stakeholders in California’s Central Valley, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, and Puerto Rico. As a Trip Break Leader, you share your social justice passion by facilitating a 2-unit DeCal, planning a week-long spring break trip, and collaborating with community partners. As a Director, you manage the program and support Break Leaders behind the scenes.

Community partners include the Latino Equity Advocacy & Policy Institute in the Central Valley, Project Angel Food in Los Angeles, City Slicker Farms in Oakland, Faithful Fools in San Francisco, Border Angels in San Diego, and Camp Tabonuco in Puerto Rico.


Alternative Breaks Leaders 2023


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

Alternative Breaks Trip Leader Application


Apply online now!

(Note: Only for Economic Justice trip)

Deadline Rolling 

Contact Information

Rachel Georgian, Communications Director

Kathia Osuna, Community Partnerships Director

Pammy Kazi, Finance Director

Rosa Enriquez, Interim Program Manager

2022-2023 Alternative Breaks Director Team