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Break Away The Alternative Break Connection, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   1 review 566


122 North Avondale Road Suite 280 Avondale Estates GA 30002 USA


To train, assist, and connect campuses and communities in promoting quality alternative break programs that promote life-long active citizenship. (alternative breaks are immersion volunteer service programs for college students. )


We provide membership services (website and consultation) and products (supportive materials) to around 200 college and university campuses.

we do regional and national week-long and weekend trainings throughout the summer and fall to over 700 student leaders and staff advisors.

we run a website with online resources - such as a searchable community organization database, housing database, sample document bank, and networking site for our programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Break Away is a grassroots-driven, community-oriented, change-making national nonprofit that is truly inspiring to have been part of. As someone who has worked with and volunteered for numerous for-profit and not-for-profit entities, Break Away has had the single most profound impact on my life - forcing me to consider the community in my everyday life choices. While I may not yet be what Break Away considers a complete "active citizen," it did a tremendous job showing me how I can learn to become one. Everyone should take an alternative break trip and help others to do so.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Multiple communities worldwide - Guayabo, Costa Rica; Harlem, NY; Pembroke, VA; New York City; Signal Mountain, TN; Madison, Florida; Rutland, MA.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help it focus more on non-students to raise the visibility and scalability of its uncanny ability to foster positive change. Like so many other great innovations, Break Away is in many ways a well-kept secret, unfortunately.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The positive impact it had on my view of the world. It helped me become less ego-centric.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely passionate, dynamic, and driven to make great things happen with virtually no financial support.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Mobilize a global movement spurring active citizenship like nobody's business.

Ways to make it better...

I don't think I could have made it better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Ability to scale to a magnitude where it can reach its full potential.

One thing I'd also say is that...

You will not be disappointed if you participate on an alternative break trip that incorporates the Break Away Eight Quality Components and Active Citizen model.

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