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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs

Alternative Break

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Service-Learning & Volunteer Programs

Office Location:
715 S. New St.
Commonwealth Hall, Lower Level
Enter at Student Health Services
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3379
Fax: 610-430-5600

Alternative Break Program

  • WCU Students serve LGBTQ+ communities in Pittsburgh

     WCU Students serve LGBTQ+ communities in Pittsburgh

  • WCU Students serve with Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina

    WCU Students serve with Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina

  • WCU Students serve with community gardens in Philadelphia

    WCU Students serve with community gardens in Philadelphia

Join the Movement!

The Alternative Break program brings together WCU students from various backgrounds, identities, and communities for an experience unlike any other! Students will explore what it means to be active citizens by immersing themselves in meaningful service and cultural exploration as they travel to a new community across the nation during a University break. Through this program, students will be equipped with the skills and drive to continue their journey as active citizens in the West Chester community and beyond.

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"Prior to this service trip, I felt like I was on the outside looking in with opinions and theories.  Now, I have experience and a willingness to understand, learn, serve, and be a part of the communities.  Anywhere I choose, I am the community."

- Alternative Break Participant

Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to fundraising efforts, there are several scholarship opportunities to assist students attending Alternative Break trips with covering some of the trip expenses.  Check back in the Fall for the scholarship application! 

 

 

For scholarship information regarding international trips, visit the Center for International Programs website or contact studyabroad@wcupa.edu

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  • Pitt 2
  • DC 2
  • Habitat 2
  • Philly 2
  • NC 2
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Alternative Break Resources

Donate to our Program

If you would like to make a financial contribution to send students on Alternative Break trips, click the link below and fill out the WCU Foundation form. For donors wishing to donate to a specific trip, be sure to fill out the comments section with the destination of the trip (i.e. Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, NYC, etc.).

Every dollar helps! Thank you so much for your support!

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