Poverty is a global problem that impacts every community. In New York City more than 36,000 families in total are currently homeless, and even more are on the cusp of losing their home. The average homeless unit is a single mother with two children in New York City, which adds up to more than 16,000 homeless children today.
For the fourth year Pace’s Alternative Spring Break program will address the issue of poverty in New York City. Students will volunteer and meet with programs that work with children in the shelter system, feed the hungry, advocate for the homeless, train those previously unemployable, and more. There will be social activities including bowling and a final lunch provided by a catering business that trains and employs formerly unemployable individuals.
The Center for Community Action and Research and Student Affairs invite you to attend an information session to learn more about this year’s program. Info sessions will be held on February 1 and February 3, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room E319 in One Pace Plaza on the NYC Campus.
If you’re interested in attending an information session, RSVP with your name and e-mail address, subject line: ASB 12, to firstname.lastname@example.org or to (212) 346-1807.
**Attendance at an information session is MANDATORY for students interested in participating in Pace’s Alternative Spring Break program**
If you absolutely cannot attend either info session, and are serious about participating in ASB, please contact Daniel Botting at email@example.com to find out about scheduling an individual appointment.