Office of Student Activities

Alternative Spring Break

 

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) provides the opportunity for students to plan, raise money, travel and help another community during spring break. In the past, ASB has traveled to Dallas, TX; Louisville, KY; Omaha, NE; Nashville, TN; Mobile, AL; Washington, DC; and New Orleans, LA. Alternative Spring Break is open to all  WIU Macomb students.
The total fee to participate in Alternative Spring Break is $250. A non-refundable $50 will be due on December 1, 2019 for the 202 trip. This money will contribute to transportation to and from the trip (as well as transportation within the destination city) most meals throughout the week, as well as lodging. Please note that once you have committed to the trip, this money will be non-refundable.  All participants commit to participation in various fundraising activities and weekly planning meetings leading up to the trip.  
Our next Alternative Spring Break will be from March 7-14, 2020 at a place to be determined. If you are interested in participating please contact Cecilia Langill, Graduate Assistant of Leadership Programs and Volunteer Services via email at cm-langill@wiu.edu. 

In 2019 a group of seven students headed to Dallas, Texas!

The organizations we volunteered with were:

  • Bryan's House
    • This organization is dedicated to youth development. We visited this location twice while in Dallas. At Bryan's House we played games and did educational activities with children of all ages. One of the days that we were there some of our students helped prepare and serve lunch to the children.
  • Crossroads Community Services
    • This organization is dedicated providing fresh and healthy meals to the community. While at this location we helped to reorganize their food distribution center. We also worked to distribute food directly to clients who came to the in-house food pantry. 
  • Hospice Select
    • This organization is dedicated to senior care. We visited this hospice twice while we were in Dallas. While there we did room visits to the residences and enjoyed their St. Patrick's Day party with them.

While in Dallas we stayed at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church. They had a industrial sized kitchen that we used every night to make dinner. At the close of every day we had intentional reflection conversations about topics related to the different organizations we were working with. 

2019 trip participants:

2019 trip participants

2017 trip participants:

Churchill Downs

 

All questions about Alternative Spring Break can be directed to Cecilia Langill at   cm-langill@wiu.edu

 

Contact Info

Student Activities
University Union
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: OSA@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-3232
Fax: (309) 298-2879