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Alternative Break Program

"Challenging Service"

The ABP funds and supports students who aim to address community challenges around the world, across the country, or in our own backyards!

It differs a bit from more traditional community service or spring break service trips. 

Instead of an administrator organizing a service trip and students participating, the ABP invites students themselves -- with help from faculty, administrators, and fellow students -- to develop their own civic engagement projects. 

To learn more about the ABP program explore our website pages or email us with questions! 



Alternative Break Program


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-1371

9:00 a.m.–5:00p.m.