More than a dozen Fuller Center for Housing covenant partners are inviting teams of college students to spend alternative spring breaks working in their communities next year.
Alternative spring breaks have been growing in popularity over the past decade as more college students forgo wild beach parties and instead dedicate their week off from school to help those who are less fortunate.
By working with a Fuller Center covenant partner, teams not only help build or repair homes for families who need a hand up out of poverty housing; they also build team skills as few other service projects can.
Among the Fuller Center covenant partners seeking spring break teams in 2014 are Americus, Ga. (home of Fuller Center headquarters and birthplace of the affordable housing movement); Atlantic City and Atlantic County, N.J. (where teams will help families impacted by SuperStorm Sandy); Joplin, Mo. (where families are still dealing with the aftermath of a devastating tornado more than two years ago); Lanett, Ala. (hometown of the late Millard Fuller, our founder); Webster Parish, La.; Hammond, La.; Shreveport, La.; Kansas City, Mo.; Kinston, N.C.; Spartanburg, S.C.; Warwick, Ga.; and Macon, Ga.
Several of these partners accept teams other seasons, and some host teams year-round. And The Fuller Center’s Global Builders program sends more adventurous college teams to various international covenant partners in such places as Peru, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Ghana, Nicaragua and more.