Alternative Spring Break - Mullens, West Virginia

Off Campus

The University of Baltimore prides itself on its continuous dedication to social justice through community service. The University of Baltimore’s Alternative Break program intends to challenge students, first and foremost, to develop strategies to create social change. Through the program, students are given immersion opportunities to reflect critically on social, political and cultural issues while analyzing their role in the global community.

For some University of Baltimore students, spring break does not mean sun, fun, the beach and "Don't bother me with learning, I'm out of reach!"

Instead, a group of students are currently residing in Mullens, W. Va., where they will spend an alternative spring break examining the connections between rural poverty and nutrition. Through UB's Be More Leadership and Community Engagement program and the Rural Appalachian Improvement League, these students are taking on a powerful comunity-building and learning experience in this cold, mountainous environment.

The students were selected based on their completion of a one-credit course on rural poverty and nutrition, and on their attendance of an orientation retreat and follow-up meetings.

Application deadline to attend trip: TBA - More information to come!

Want to become an Alternative Spring Break Trip Leader?! Students have the opportunity to increase their leadership skills and learn how to contribute to social change. Visit for more information.

Application deadline to become a Trip Leader: August 15, 2014

Contact Name:
Tiana Spruill
Contact Email:

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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