Alternative Breaks Maymester 2013 Trips
*Note: Must be a full-fee paying student during the duration of these trips. If you graduate May 2013 you are not able to attend.
Domestic Trip: Chicago
URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Community Partner: Association House of Chicago
May 13-23, 2013
Cost: $900 (approximately) before fundraising
Site Leaders: Kevin Patterson
Association House of Chicago's Mission Statement
International Trip: Nicaragua
RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Community Partner: Comunidid Connect
May 14th-27th, 2013
This will be the fourth annual CU Alternative Breaks trip to Nicaragua with the nonprofit Comunidad Connect. Comunidad Connect’s mission is to the help Nicaraguan communities meet environmental, economic, and social opportunities through local and global resources. The trip will be focused on service work at two locations in Nicaragua with intermittent tourism activities. The first location will be in the central region of the country where we will work with an organization that provides shelter and care to children who used to live on the street with addictions to sniffing glue. The second location is in the northern region where we will work with residents of a rural community on a construction project. Tourism activities will include going to the beach, hiking a volcano, swimming in a crater lake, a mural tour, and a tour of Nicaragua’s historical colonial capital, Granada. Please join us for an amazing learning experience and eye opening two weeks in the warm and wet Nicaragua!
Cost: $2,400 before fundraising
Site Leaders: Devin Cockerille & Amanda Prince