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Alternative Summer Break

Each year, Alternative Summer Break, formerly known as North American Summer Service Team, typically sends approximately 30-40 University of Michigan student volunteers to 3-5 different organizations across the continent that deal with issues related to:

  • AIDS/HIV Prevention, Education, and Treatment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Immigration: Border & Refugee Issues
  • Urban Poverty & (Re-) Development
  • Rural Poverty & (Re-) Development
  • Youth & Education
  • Indigenous Peoples
2013 Name Change
North American Summer Service Team (NASST) has undergone a name change to Alternative Summer Break (ASuB) to coordinate with the other organizations sponsored by the Ginsberg Center, Alternative Fall Break and Alternative Spring Break.
News

*****ASuB is currently accepting applications for 2014-2015 Lead Team. Visit the 'ASuB Application' tab to apply.

2014 Trips
This year we are sending out two groups of students to Asian Youth Services, an after school program for youth, located in Albany Park in Chicago.  

There are two trip dates that are available:
5/2/2014 - 5/9/2014
5/9/2014 - 5/16/2014

Photo: We made a new sign for them
2013 - 2014 Schedule

11/19/2013
Mass Meeting

1/12/2014
Applications for Membership due

1/14/2014 - 1/17/2014
Casual Interviews

1/18/2014
Decisions for Membership emailed out

1/20/2014, 5 -9PM
Retreat for Participants (Mandatory) Dinner provided
(MLK day, No  Class)

2/2/2014, 4PM
Education & Training 1

2/23/2014, 4PM
Education & Training 2

2/24/2014
Fundraising Deadline #1
($233)
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3/16/2014, 4PM
Education & Training 3

3/17/2014
Fundraising Deadline #2
($466)

3/29/2014, TBD
E&T 4 Service Day (DP Day!)

4/6/2013, 4PM
Education & Training 5

4/14/2014
Fundraising Deadline #3
($700)

4/13/2014
Pre-Trip Logistics Meeting (Mandatory)

5/1/2014 
Last Day of Exams

5/2/2014 - 5/4/2014
Commencement Activities

5/2/2014 - 5/9/2014 
Trip 1

5/9/2014 - 5/16/2014 
Trip 2