Hope for the Homeless

Forgo Cancun for a good cause as the Center for Community Action and Research presents their annual Alternative Spring Break. This year, we hit the streets to address homelessness in NYC.

Poverty is a global problem that impacts every community. In New York City more than 36,000 families are currently homeless, and even more are on the cusp of losing their home. Many go to bed hungry and many people who do have a home often have to decide between paying for food or paying the rent.

We realize that sandy beaches and crystal clear ocean waters are hard to beat, but they’ll be there this summer and every break after. This opportunity, on the other hand, needs you now. This spring break, work to make a difference on the streets of NYC.

Interested in taking action and helping people who are affected by poverty in NYC? Students will volunteer and meet with programs that feed the hungry, advocate for the homeless, work with LGBT youth in the shelter system, train those previously unemployable, and more. But it’s not all work and no play: There will also social activities including bowling and a final lunch provided by a catering business that trains and employs formerly unemployable individuals.

Alternative Spring Break is free and takes place March 14 through March 17, but you need to attend the mandatory info session on February 22 in NYC or PLV to be eligible for the trip.

For more information, email ccarny@pace.edu if you’re in NYC, or ccarplv@pace.edu in you’re in PLV.