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Nashville Memories

This day was designated just for fun. The group of us wanted to head up to Nashville about 2 hours away for tourist stuff and new experiences. Before we left we hung out in Gay’s living room flipping through her old high school yearbook. This was fascinating how things have changed and not changed over […]

Day 5: Edible School Yard and Exploring the French Quarter

My name is Kyle Whelihan, a freshman currently living in Massachusetts Hall, and a future Mather-ite. I am potentially concentrating in Music, but I have interests in Psychology, English, and Dramatic Arts that I am also presently investigating. I was elated to be accepted into this trip at the idea of being able to make […]

Up, Up, and Away!

This morning was probably the latest we could sleep in and I was still up before 9 am. Seize the day! We finished up our packing and cleaning of our rooms while we reflected on this past week. It was nice having so much to do and so much diversity in our plans. I can […]

Day 6: Finishing the Week

Today was the last day on the site at the Fischer Senior Village. We started the day with a tour of Dillard University, the university we have been staying at, by a current senior. I was really impressed by Dillard’s campus and how much the tour guide loved this place. The buildings were equipped with […]

Sun Shining So Bright

Finally the sun was out and shinning for the majority of the day! We started out at the site in a noticeably nicer mood, most definitely as a result of the sunshine.  This day was full of much more detail work finishing up the siding and softening in the front of the house. Habitat for […]

Fun Friday

We started off with a hearty southern breakfast at City Café sponsored by Henry Bragg, the man from the recycling plant the day before. It was delicious! As the sun was shining, we headed off to our first event of the day; working with the kids and tutoring at the local elementary school. John and […]

Thankful Thursday

One final day at work! After saying good bye to the home, the crew returned to the private theater, this time to cheer on the Harvard Crimson to victory vs Cincinnati! After the win the ASB group went to a plastic recycling plant to explore!  

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Year 2014 Trips

ASB Decatur (Alabama)

ASB Decatur, Alabama will provide a group of Harvard students with a series of hands-on volunteer opportunities in the northern Alabama community.

Freshman (New Orleans, LA)

Participants will aid in community redevelopment and beautification of the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans, which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

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

Education Reform (New Orleans, LA)

This year, the group will return to learn more about inequity in New Orleans, focusing on education will allow participants to view this vibrant city through the eyes of it youth and families.

SEED (Washington D.C.)

The ASB SEED School Trip is an amazing opportunity to spend a week at one of the most talked about and innovative public charter schools in the country.

ASB, New York City (New York)

Ten undergraduates will spend Spring Break in New York City supporting the work of a local community based organization: God’s Love We Deliver.

Habitat for Humanity (Cheapside, Virginia)

The team is looking forward to the journey to the southern tip of the peninsula bordering the Chesapeake Bay.

Habitat for Humanity (Goldsboro, NC)

Harvard Habitat runs three Collegiate Challenge spring break trips each year to give students an opportunity to head south and volunteer with the local Habitat chapters of underserved communities.