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Alternative Break Program

"Challenging Service"

The Alternative Break Program (ABP) supports students who aim to address community challenges around the world, across the country or in our own backyards! This program differs from more traditional community service or spring break service trips: the ABP invites students themselves — with help from faculty, administrators and fellow students — to develop their own civic engagement projects, rather than a more traditional model where an administrator organizes the program and students participate. 

To learn more about the ABP program, please explore our website pages or email us with any 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.