Residence Life and Housing Alternative Break (RLHAB) is an opportunity for interested students to engage in active citizenship through participation in a long-term, community based, service project. This program is geared towards students who are interested in participating in a one week service-immersion experience while taking an in-depth look at issues impacting the community where they are conducting service.
In the weeks leading up to the trip, participating students will gather monthly to learn more about the service agency and types of service they will complete during their trip. These meetings are also a great time to connect with other members of the trip. RLHAB members also have the opportunity to participate in pre-existing service events at the University of Delaware.
During the trip, participants will travel in teams to engage in active service that meets the needs of one community while exploring the culture and history of the area.
This year, experience these amazing trips with RLHAB:
Crotched Mountain Foundation (Greenfield, NH)
This amazing community partner works with adults and children with disabilities as they "help people achieve their own summits." You will be working one-on-one with our partners as you embark on learning through art, swimming, science, and many other programs to help enhance their overall experience. Join us as we help offer a lifelong alliance to people with disabilities!
Visit Appalachia, LLC (Harlan, KY)
This trip will be working with rural poverty in Appalachia in the coal mining community with a variety of projects; including working with the elderly/people living in a state of homelessness, planting trees on strip mine, animal rescue and learning about Appalachian culture. This trip will help promote a better understanding of Appalachia while being engaged in a variety of meaningful service projects.
Grace Point Alliance Church (Buffalo, NY)
This trip will be taking place over Winter Session. Students will be partnering with Grace Point Alliance Church to help provide food and other items to the people experiencing homelessness in Buffalo. During the day, participants will help distribute hot beverages and community meals. Students will also prepare and distribute donations. At night,participants will help direct people to shelters. This trip will help create a better understanding of homelessness.
Trips are available to all students living in the residence halls.
For more information please contact Advisor Alexandra Garney.