Alternative Spring Break 2018

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:00am to Fri, 03/02/2018 - 5:00pm

Various organizations in Detroit; Ft. Myers, FL; and Washington, DC

In 2017, several UMSI students created their own ASB experience at Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.

ASB 2018: February 26-March 2

UMSI Alternative Spring Break (ASB) creates the opportunity for students to engage in a service-oriented integrative learning experience; connects public sector organizations 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

The ASB program at UMSI was initiated in 1999 and was a foundational project for the Initiative for Information Impact. ASB student participants are placed in non-profit, cultural, governmental, and educational institutions in Washington DC; Ft. Myers, FL; and Detroit.

Read an article on current ALA volunteers in Washington, DC.

Read more about past projects and student stories.