Students to Build Homes During Alternative Spring Break
March 1, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan students will volunteer during spring break to
build homes in Laredo, Texas as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge
The 37 students and three staff members will be participating in IWU’s Student Volunteer
and Resource Center’s annual program, Alternative Spring Break (ASB), in collaboration
with IWU’s Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The program is meant to provide students
with an opportunity for a non-traditional spring break.
ASB, now in its seventh year, is being led by University Chaplain Elyse Nelson Winger.
As part of the Challenge, groups of five or more participants, 16 years of age and
older, can visit one of Habitat’s 200 local affiliates throughout the United States
and spend one week working with the local affiliate, community and partner families
to help eliminate poverty housing in the area.
ASB student leader Manish Mandava talked about what he expects to gain from this experience:
“I think I will learn about the different aspects of affordable housing…I am excited
to learn more about my fellow ASB participants as well. I think we’ll share an awesome
experience, from which we are all bound to grow as individuals and as a team.”
Contact: Mallika Kavadi’15 (309) 556-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org