This year students on the Social Media and Engagement team will volunteer 40 hours of their time over Spring Break helping non-profit and governement institutions better their organizations through social media and community outreach programs. These students will not only better the communitities they are working in, but also make the communities aware of the vast resources and wonderful institutions that surround them. These institutions range from D:hive in Detroit to The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. to Prevent Child Abuse America in Chicago and Ithaka in New York City. Alternative Spring Break not only benefits the organizations, but also gives students the priceless opportunity to gain experience working in the fields they love. This amazing program could not happen without the generosity of our donors. We thank you for all of your help in helping us better our communities and better ourselves in the process.
More about Alternative Spring Break:
UMSI Alternative Spring Break (ASB) creates the opportunity for students to engage in a service-oriented integrative learning experience; connects public sector organization to the knowledge and abilities of students through a social impact project; and facilitates and enhances the relationship between the School and the greater community.
ASB challenges students to...
*Bring impact to the community through service to an organization and its constituents
*Develop professional skills through the connection of information concepts and practices in an immersive, experiential project
*Build a foundation to become a socially-engaged information professional
ASB student participants are placed in non-profit, cultural, governmental, and K12 educational institutions in Chicago, Detroit, New York City, and Wahsington D.C. For more information please visit - http://asb13.cms.si.umich.edu/
Please donate to a UMSI team to help them reach their fundraising goal!