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Alternative Break Program

"Challenging Service"

The ABP funds and supports Columbia/Barnard students who tackle 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 how the program works, how the ABP can support your projectwho can take part, or about the work of past projects, explore our website, or email us with questions! 

Now get out there and change the world!


Alternative Break Program


515 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-1371

9:00 a.m.–5:00p.m.