Alternative Break, Winter 2011

As part of the SMU Alternative Break Program, students are traveling during winter break to communities to engage in service and experiential learning. Students are serving with Habitat for Humanity in Little Rock, Arkansas; and in New Orleans, they are doing recovery work.

Between need and service

An update from Eleanor, a senior accounting major:

It’s been a remarkable experience that has helped to define both need and service.

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Working with Habitat for Humanity

An update from Kyle, a sophomore finance major:

It has been an eye-opening experience interacting with the homeless and seeing their everyday lives. It adds a human element to a usually abstact issue.

So far, we have served food to the homeless, organized the organization’s thrift store, and volunteered at a children’s Christmas party.

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