This past year, Point Park students went to Seattle for the annual alternative spring break trip. In conjunction with East Carolina University, Point Park students stayed at Hope Lutheran church and did their volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity.
To view pictures and read more about their trip visit the Seattle Alternative Spring Break '12 blog
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami provides the opportunity to visit a cosmopolitan city with beautiful beaches, shopping and entertainment; yet Miami is one of the five poorest cities in the nation. The housing crisis in Miami-Dade County has created a critical need for decent, affordable housing for its residents.
In 2011, Point Park students visited Liberty City, an urban neighborhood in Miami, FL. To read more about the students' experience, visit the blog that was made to keep track of what they did and how things went.
Breakout in the Bayou 2010:
The Breakout in the Bayou trip took place March 1 through March 6, 2010. Students traveled to Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West in Mandeville, LA. This branch of Habitat for Humanity has served the west St. Tammany parish community since 1981, and has created 175 affordable new homes for low-income families. Homes were established with volunteer labor and community funding, then sold to HFHSTW Homebuyers with zero-interest mortgage loans. Each Homebuyer participates in financial education programs and contributes some 400 hours of "sweat-equity."
Follow the 2010 adventures on the group's blog.
Biloxi or Bust 2009:
Point Park University students went on their first University-sponsored alternative spring break in 2009 to Biloxi, MS. The Biloxi or Bust team partnered with Habitat for Humanity and helped build a home for a family still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Read participants stories from last year. Point Park plans to continue helping those families still affected by Katrina.