Alternative Spring Break

Hello former ASBers, alumni and friends,

Welcome to the ASB alumni page. In 1987, a group of first-year students started Alternative Spring Break at Vanderbilt. Since then, the organization has grown exponentially. In 1991, the founders of Vanderbilt ASB created Break Away, an alternative break resource center based in Atlanta. Since that time, alternative breaks have continued to grow at college campuses and other service-minded institutions throughout the country.

ASB on campus is still going strong sending almost 500 students to 42 sites. For the past several years, our office has worked with ASB and various cities to help coordinate dinners for the students. Alumni share a meal with the students, connecting over their experiences. If you are interested in hosting a site in the future, email Beth Porter.

Alternative Spring Break 2016: By The Numbers

491 students
42 sites
4 countries
18 alumni/student gatherings

ASB Site Locations
(bold indicates an alumni gathering was held)

Apache County, AZ - Asheville, NC - Athens, OH - Atlanta, GA - Austin, TX - Beaufort, SC - Boone, NC - Boston, MA - Brownsville, TX - Chicago, IL - Corpus Christi, TX - Denver, CO - Detroit, MI - El Cope Cocle, Panama - Escalante, UT - Everglades, FL - Green Cove Springs, FL - Greenfield, NH - Huntsville, AL - Jackson, MS - Jamaica - Kansas City, MO - Los Angeles, CA - Managua, Nicaragua - Memphis, TN - Minneapolis, MN - Nashville, TN - New Orleans, LA - Page, AZ - Philadelphia, PA - Pittsburgh, PA - Portland, OR - Richmond, VA - Salem, IN - San Francisco, CA - St. Louis, MO - Tahlequah, OK -
Talledaga, AL - Washington, D.C. - Wellington, CO - White Oak, TN

Alternative Spring Break Events

Service types key

= Poverty & Homelessness

= Culture and Immigration

= Health and Medicine

= Children and Education

Learn more about these and other ASB trips     on the ASB webpage