Mission: 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. )
Programs: 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.
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.