Phillips Brooks House students prepare for their first day at a Habitat for Humanity building site in Marion, SC. Read more »

The Bittersweet Ending

On Saturday we went to Nashville for the day. It was such a fun day! We started pretty early and began our journey northward. We went to a great restaurant called Burger Up on 12th Ave and then hung around that neighborhood enjoying the sunshine and each other’s company. We played this game called “Odds […]

Third Friday’s Adventures!

Friday was a very fun-packed day. We had another early start with breakfast at the City Cafe diner. Henry Bragg, the father of Tanya Hendricks treated us. We had country ham, chocolate gravy, and delicious buttery biscuits. We ate very well that morning! Immediately after breakfast we headed to Austinville Elementary School to meet some of […]

Thursday Showers

We woke up to pouring rain on Thursday and were on standby to hear if we would have work that day or not. No word from Lewana, one of our site managers, which meant work was on! The weather cleared up not long after we got there and we got to work. It was a […]

Wednesday: Daybreak to Midnight

Wednesday morning was an early start for this group. We had breakfast with the Rotary Daybreak Club of Decatur, who supports this trip year after year. We sat with members of the club for a bit and talked about our lives at Harvard and what we like to do. Again and again the club members […]

Tuesday Adventures!

We woke up to another beautiful day for construction. We finished up the framing and began putting up the trusses for the roof. Justyna and I worked side by side with Greg, the roof guy. We had to watch our footing, get comfortable with heights, and move like a monkey at times. It was really […]

Monday, Monday

Monday morning, bright and early, we arrived at the site for the build. We looked out at muddy grounds leading up to a concrete slab. This was the beginning of a house, and we were going to make a home from the bottom, up! After a blessing, we got to work. Splitting into teams we […]

Sunday Morning, Sun Shining

Sunday morning, the sun was shining! This morning was designed to be spent with the host families. Carmen, Heba, and I got to sleep in just a bit. We’re staying with the Peebles in their refurbished barn. I was here last year and may or may not have pulled some strings to get myself back […]

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Year 2015 Trips

ASB Decatur (Alabama)

Every spring break for the last several years, a group of Harvard students go down to Decatur, Alabama for a week to help built a house, form a strong connection with the community, and learn more about southern hospitality. 

Freshman (New Orleans, LA)

The students on the Freshman Alternative Spring Break Trip to New Orleans will help build gardens in schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

This website is about the Phillips Brooks House Association's (PBHA) Alternative Spring Break Trips.