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Alternative Spring Break 2021 Goes Online

More than 800 students completed more than 100,000 service hours.

by Imani Pope-Johns
Andreya J. Davis
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More than 800 students elected to forgo what some might consider a “traditional” spring break to serve with Howard University Alternative Spring Break (HUASB). Coordinated by the Office of the Dean of the Chapel, the first-ever virtual HUASB program continued to address social injustices across the globe during Spring Break, March 8-10, 2021.

Students from all backgrounds, with varying majors and missions, united to complete more than 100,000 service hours. Participants served and engaged with organizations in more than 16 communities, with first-ever sites including Jamaica; Sacramento, California; and Bronx County, New York.

As a tradition, service continued in New Orleans, Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. “Student leaders are the pulse of Howard University; they are known to create opportunity in times of crisis,” said Bernard L. Richardson, Ph.D., dean of the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel.

Atlanta

Education & Youth Empowerment

Baltimore

Education & Youth Empowerment

Bronx County, NY

Health, Education & Youth Empowerment

Chicago

Mental Health, Education & Youth Empowerment

Cincinnati

Education & Youth Empowerment

Cleveland

Fine Arts, Mental Health, Policy & Development Education, & Youth Empowerment

Detroit

Education & Youth Empowerment

Las Vegas

Education

Miami

Education & Youth Empowerment

New Orleans

Civic Engagement, Education & Youth Empowerment

Orlando

Juvenile Justice

Education & Youth Empowerment

Pine Bluff & Little Rock, AK

Education & Youth Empowerment Sacramento Homelessness & Youth Empowerment

Richmond, VA

Education & Youth Empowerment

Rockville, MD

Education & Youth Empowerment

Washington, DC

Homelessness, Domestic Violence/ Victim Recovery, Public & Private Land Conservation

Wilmington, DE

Education & Youth Empowerment

Jamaica

Education & College Prep, Policy & Advocacy, Youth Empowerment

This story appears in the Spring 2021 issue.

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