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How to Pay For Your Alt break

Payment methods for participation in an Alternative Break

  • Cash & Check – Pay in the Student Activities Business Office (SABO)
    • Student Union Rm. 314 – Monday – Friday 8:30a – 3:30p
    • Checks made out to “The University of Connecticut”
  • Credit/Debit card – online only
    • All major Credit Cards can be used
      • Visa
      • MasterCard
      • American Express
      • Discover

 

Credit/Debit Card (online only)

  • Payment amount is customizable however you must copy and paste the trip name as is listed on the store description

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F.A.Q

Can I pay half of my payment on credit card and half of my payment in SABO?

Yes, you are not restricted to any particular payment method.

Can I pay with my credit/debit card in SABO?

No.  SABO accepts cash or check.

If I am paying by check, who do I make the check out to?

The University of Connecticut

If I am unsure of which method will be best for me to pay by, who should I contact?

The Trip Director of your Alternative Break trip.

Who do I contact if I have any questions/concerns?

You may contact your Trip Director or the Coordinator of One Time Service Projects

Ashley Hazleton at Ashley.hazleton@uconn.edu, S.U. 302, 860-486-1165

Call for Action Week of 2/1/2016

CFA 2-1-16The Call for Action (CFA) is the UConn Office of Community Outreach’s e-bulletin developed to publicize campus and community based service events and opportunities. Check out this week’s CFA.

If you are interested in publicizing a related opportunity, please complete our online form.

The opportunities and events in Community Outreach’s Call for Action do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Office of Community Outreach, its staff or the University of Connecticut. Unless otherwise noted, these opportunities are not organized by, nor endorsed by, the University of Connecticut, and all readers are encouraged to research each option thoroughly before participating. This information is being provided as a public service.

Call for Action Week of 1/25/2016

CFA 1-25-16The Call for Action (CFA) is the UConn Office of Community Outreach’s e-bulletin developed to publicize campus and community based service events and opportunities. Check out this week’s CFA.

If you are interested in publicizing a related opportunity, please complete our online form.

The opportunities and events in Community Outreach’s Call for Action do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Office of Community Outreach, its staff or the University of Connecticut. Unless otherwise noted, these opportunities are not organized by, nor endorsed by, the University of Connecticut, and all readers are encouraged to research each option thoroughly before participating. This information is being provided as a public service.

Call for Action Week of 1/18/16

The Call for Action (CFA) iCFA 1-18-16s the UConn Office of Community Outreach’s e-bulletin developed to publicize campus and community based service events and opportunities. Check out this week’s CFA.

If you are interested in publicizing a related opportunity, please complete our online form.

The opportunities and events in Community Outreach’s Call for Action do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Office of Community Outreach, its staff or the University of Connecticut. Unless otherwise noted, these opportunities are not organized by, nor endorsed by, the University of Connecticut, and all readers are encouraged to research each option thoroughly before participating. This information is being provided as a public service.

Call for Action Week of 11/30/15

CFA 11-30-15The Call for Action (CFA) is the UConn Office of Community Outreach’s e-bulletin developed to publicize campus and community based service events and opportunities. Check out this week’s CFA.

If you are interested in publicizing a related opportunity, please complete our online form.

The opportunities and events in Community Outreach’s Call for Action do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Office of Community Outreach, its staff or the University of Connecticut. Unless otherwise noted, these opportunities are not organized by, nor endorsed by, the University of Connecticut, and all readers are encouraged to research each option thoroughly before participating. This information is being provided as a public service.

Call for Action Week of 11/23/15

CFA 11-23-15The Call for Action (CFA) is the UConn Office of Community Outreach’s e-bulletin developed to publicize campus and community based service events and opportunities. Check out this week’s CFA.

If you are interested in publicizing a related opportunity, please complete our online form.

The opportunities and events in Community Outreach’s Call for Action do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Office of Community Outreach, its staff or the University of Connecticut. Unless otherwise noted, these opportunities are not organized by, nor endorsed by, the University of Connecticut, and all readers are encouraged to research each option thoroughly before participating. This information is being provided as a public service.

Voter Registration

InfoGraphic for Voter RegistrationAre you registered to vote? Did you know that as a University of Connecticut student you can register to vote in the town of Mansfield? Time is running out to before the 2015 elections on November 3, and you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to have your voice heard.

All students attending college can use their university address to become a registered voter. It’s a quick and easy process – just fill out the voter registration form here and bring it to the Community Outreach Office by October 13 (hard copies will also be available in the office). If you want to register in person, you can go to Mansfield Town Hall, Council Chamber, 4 South Eagleville Rd, Storrs CT by October 27. All you need to register is a valid driver’s license, birth certificate or social security card; if you’re using your university address and registering in person, you need a school ID and proof of residency e.g. a tuition statement or utility bill.

If you are not registered to vote here at the University of Connecticut, but want to vote to make a difference in your hometown, you can request an absentee ballot. In order to do so, you must be registered to vote in your town of residence to request an absentee ballot. Each state has various rules regarding absentee ballots. Click here to find the requirements for absentee ballots in your home state.

If you are not yet registered to vote in your hometown and would like to be a part of the upcoming election, you can also use this link below to see the requirements of your state in regards to registering. 23 states offer online voter registrations, and some can even be submitted online. Use this link to check your state’s guidelines for completing and submitting your voter registration.

Still on the fence about voting? Here are some benefits you can get from voting: Elected officials set the political agenda based on the concerns of the highest voter turnout group. If young adults participate in elections, issues that affect them will be addressed and put on the forefront of the political agenda. Unless students vote, politicians will not address their needs. College students must turn out in great numbers on Election Day (November 3) to make changes on issues they care about. Start now by registering TODAY.

The Community Outreach Office is located in the Student Union Rm. 302. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8am-5pm.

Other important links:

Connecticut Secretary of State – http://www.ct.gov/sots/cwp/view.asp?a=3172&q=525432

Get the right information.

Update your myUConn app to v3.0 at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today.

Highlights from Community Outreach’s 20th Anniversary

On Sunday, May 3rd, Community Outreach celebrated 20 years of past and present achievements of the collective work and passion put into our organization by bringing together over 175 students, alumni, university staff and faculty, and community partners to the UConn-Storrs Student Union. The event provided an opportunity to reflect on the growth of Community Outreach over the past 20 years and to recognize and discuss the importance of service and leadership both within the UConn community and beyond.

The morning began with a personal reflection from the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Christine Wilson, and welcome remarks from Community Outreach’s Associate Director, Gina DeVivo Brassaw. Yessame Alemu ’15, a Community Outreach Public Relations student leader shared her video highlighting the growth of Community Outreach over the years before Mary Duggan ’10, shared her personal journey with Community Outreach and service after graduation as she introduced the keynote speaker.

Wendy Spencer, CEO Corporation for National and Community Service

Community Outreach was pleased to welcome the keynote speaker, Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS). CNCS is a federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and other programs that champion community solutions and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.  Wendy spoke about the impact of service work at the national level and highlighted the need for continuing engagement with recent graduates into service work to assist with lowering unemployment and to support job training skills. Wendy challenged the office to find ways to measure the impact that we are making in communities and to continue to serve beyond graduation, whether it is through programs like AmeriCorps or volunteering with organizations in your free time.

 

Matthew Farley, Executive Director of CT Campus Compact

Matthew Farley, Executive Director of CT Campus Compact

Following the keynote, Matt Farley, past Associate Director for Community Outreach and current Executive Director of CT Campus Compact, spoke about the progress that we have made over the last 20 years and the need for continued work in our communities. He reminded us to seek to understand and remain aware of the issues facing members in our society so that we can find ways to collaborate with others seeking change.
Gina DeVivo Brassaw announced the new scholarship to support students and groups in engaging in service activities that enrich their learning and enhance the quality of life for others. The service award will work to decrease or eliminate financial barriers for individual students or groups of students interested in doing service.  Student Leaders, Carly Zerr ’15 and John Gerrity ’15, both student coordinators with Community Outreach and chairs of the Ignite team both shared the support they were able to gain through the Ignite competition where they received 2nd place overall with 234 donors, raising more than $10,000 through donations and challenges through the campaign.

We were then pleased to have Sarah Hodes from Tyco SimplexGrinnell join us to announce Tyco SimplexGrinnell’s support towards the students’ efforts with a donation of $30,000  to establish the newly endowed scholarship and $20,000 towards our 20th Celebration. Community Outreach is excited to continue the collaboration with Tyco SimplexGrinnell. Check back soon for more details about the scholarship!

 

Thank you to our sponsor!

The afternoon lunch event focused on celebrating our work this past year and recognizing individuals, programs, and partners who best exemplify the values and priorities of Community Outreach and thanking all those who helped make the year successful and impactful.

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Community Outreach Alumni

Congratulations to all of the 2014-2015 Community Outreach award recipients:

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Campus Partner of the Year: Hilary Greer (St. Mark’s Episcopal Chapel at UConn)

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Community Partner of the Year: Gina Lopez (Eastern CT AHEC)

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Student Driver of the Year: Jonathan Zazzaro

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Outstanding Initiative of the Year: Sarah Purtill

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Program of the Year: UConn Brooklyn Collaborative

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Student Leader of the Year: Carly Zerr

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Emerging Student Leaders of the Year: Owen Hart and Katie Edelman

View the video on YouTube created by Yessame Alemu ’15:


View photos from our 20th Anniversary Events:

UConn Day of Service | September 27th

Art & Action: Art Exhibit & Panel Discussion on Homelessness in CT | November 3rd-21st

Beyond the Selfie Conference | November 14th

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service | January 19th

20th Anniversary Celebration Event | May 3rd

Call for Action Week of 1/26/15

cfa 1-26The Call for Action (CFA) is the UConn Office of Community Outreach’s e-bulletin developed to publicize campus and community based service events and opportunities. Check out this week’s CFA.

If you are interested in publicizing a related opportunity, please complete our online form.

The opportunities and events in Community Outreach’s Call for Action do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Office of Community Outreach, its staff or the University of Connecticut. Unless otherwise noted, these opportunities are not organized by, nor endorsed by, the University of Connecticut, and all readers are encouraged to research each option thoroughly before participating. This information is being provided as a public service.