Alternative Breaks are service-learning experiences supporting alongside the community to seek a more equitable and inclusive society. Alternative Breaks trips are also designed to heighten participants’ awareness of critical social issues, enhance their individual growth, and prepare them for lifelong social action. Each weekend or week-long trip integrates service, reflection and education and focuses on a social justice topic such as racial justice, environment justice, healthcare, etc.
Educational Events & Trainings
Community Outreach offers a variety of educational events and trainings throughout the year aimed at increasing awareness, interest, and involvement of UConn students in current political and social issues. These include advocacy trainings, conferences, dialogues, and various speaking engagements around topics related to service opportunities.
As a Jumpstart Corps member, you have the opportunity to be part of a national movement working towards the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Working as a Jumpstart Corps Member requires a commitment of the full academic year, 12 hours every week.
One-Time Projects and Initiatives
Participate in one day or short term projects throughout the local community. Projects include: Community Service Days, Campus-Wide Initiatives, and Political Engagement & Dialogue Initiatives.
Community Outreach offers several opportunities and resources for students seeking to raise funds for different causes and organizations. We provide resources to ensure that fundraising activities are done in a way that upholds the policies of the University as well as the laws of Connecticut.
Semester-Long Service Programs
Make a commitment to service! Serve the community on a regular basis throughout the semester. Opportunities are available in the areas of health and human services, language and literacy and youth development and education for children and adolescents.