Students Plan to Make a Difference with Alternative Fall Break Programs

Oct. 4, 2013               

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Adventure-seeking students will devote their break to service this fall, with two Alternative Fall Break opportunities taking place. A local edition, which runs from October 17-19, and a Chicago edition, which will be held October 18-20, will provide students will an opportunity to branch out and volunteer.

Volunteers for Alternative Fall Break: Local Edition will spend three days and two nights working and learning on the west side of Bloomington. The group will stay at the Western Avenue Community Center. Their agenda includes meeting and networking with local leaders and activists, participating in service projects and engaging with members of the community.

Students participating in IWU’s Alternative Spring Break: Chicago Edition will participate in a variety of diverse activities when they spend three days and two nights in Chicago. The group will engage in interfaith service when they visit Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Baha’i and Muslim faith communities. On Saturday, October 19, the participants will work with Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs. They will stay at the Youth Center of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago’s Hyde Park.

For more information about Alternative Fall Break projects and other service opportunities, visit the Illinois Wesleyan University Action Resource Center website,

Contact: Tia Patsavas ’16 (309) 556-3181,