alt-break-site-leadersFall Break at the College of Charleston is from November 1 through 4, 2014 and 36 students will be serving communities through alternative fall break programs.

RELATED: Watch a video about alternative breaks.

The students will be engaging with three different communities in education and service related to the issues of food insecurity and homelessness. These students have spent the entire month of October preparing for their service with the Alternative Break Program. They’ve met to concepts such as social justice, community impact, and active citizenship. Alternative Break students also participated in service locally to explore the way these social issues impact their neighbors.

RELATED: Find upcoming alternative break opportunities during spring break and Maymester.

Student groups will travel to Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC to engage with the issue of homelessness while another group will remain in Charleston to focus their efforts on food insecurity in the Lowcountry.

These students will continue their engagement with these issues when they return through Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, held November 17-22, 2014. These initiatives are organized through the Center for Civic Engagement

at the College of Charleston.