Archive: Immersion

  • FOCI Program Marks 30 Years

    Thirty years ago, 14 students and seven leaders embarked on the inaugural First Year Orientation to Community Involvement program at Georgetown University. Put together by the Center for Social Justice in 1986, the program has since more than tripled to its current size of 54 participants and 16 leaders per year.

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  • Service Knows No Bounds

    In light of the 30th anniversary of Georgetown University’s Freshmen Orientation to Community Involvement program, it is important to recognize similar community service-oriented initiatives for developing socially conscious students and reaching a larger audience on campus.

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  • Not Being a Hero on Alternative Spring Break

    I just came back from my third Alternative Spring Break trip, and it was refreshingly wonderful. Every year on these trips, one song emerges as the “trip song.” It usually comes from a set of three CDs that the group leaders burn prior with two or three suggestions on them from each participant. This year, a song called “Hero” by Family of the Year articulated the kind of feeling that I’ll remember when thinking about the trip years from now.

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  • A Better Program

    Starting relatively small, The Alternative Spring Break Program, recently renamed the Alternative Breaks Program is set to debut several non-spring break programs this year, advertising trips to explore “the cross-section of social entrepreneurship and the criminal justice system,” and their affect on communities.

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  • Alternative Spring Break 2014: A Native Experience

    Alexandria Plutnicki is a member of Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business Class of 2017. This is her first year of involvement with the Alternative Spring Break program, and she will be returning to North Carolina with Native American Experience as a leader in 2015.

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  • The Power of Dialogue: Alternative Spring Break 2014

    This post was written by Stefan Rajiyah, a member of Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2014, who has been involved with the Alternative Spring Break program for four years, three times as a leader on the Spring Break in Appalachia trips and as the current chair of the 2014 ASBoard.

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  • 1525 Lesseps Street: Alternative Spring Break 2014

    This post was written by Kayla Corcoran, a member of Georgetown’s College of Arts and Sciences Class of 2015, who has been involved with the Alternative Spring Break program for three years, twice as a leader on the Blanket New Orleans trip and as the current Marketing Chair for the 2014 ASBoard.

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  • ASB Looks Outward, Reflects Inward

    In an effort to increase reflection and service beyond the one week of spring break, the Center for Social Justice’s Alternative Spring Break program expanded pre- and post-trip activities starting this spring.

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  • The Lifesavers: Alternative Spring Break 2013

    This post was written by Sarah Mock, Georgetown School of Foreign Service Class of 2015, who was a participant on the Alternative Spring Break in Appalachia trip to Harlan, Kentucky.

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  • Alternative Spring Break in Appalachia

    Each year, Georgetown students participate in one of the country’s longest-running alternative spring break trips, Spring Break in Appalachia.

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