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Now Accepting Proposals for 2017-18 Alternative Break Projects!

Alternative Break is a great opportunity for students to plan and lead an intensive short-term service project along with a faculty or staff mentor.  If you're a student who would like to lead a project but aren't sure where to start, please contact Mellissa Jessen-Hiser ( or 559.278.6986).  Mellissa is happy to give you more information on the program and guide you through the application process.

Download and complete the Request for Proposals to be considered for funding.  Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis for projects taking place during Winter Break 2017/18, Spring Break 2018, and Summer Break 2018.  However, the following deadlines will apply:

  • For Winter Break 2017-18, applications must be received by September 1, 2017;
  • For Spring Break 2018, applications must be received by December 1, 2017;
  • For Summer Break 2018, applications must be received by February 1, 2018

If you'd like to participate as a team member on an upcoming project, please email Mellissa ( to be placed on an alert list; you will be notified when project applications open up.