Alternative Breaks Application 2020-2021

Application Deadline for Spring Sites are EXTENDED to Sunday, 25th October 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PT) If you have questions, please email We recommend typing your responses in a separate word document before pasting them over and ensuring they are formatted correctly.


Community Service Commission (CSC)
Since 1965, USAC CSC has focused its efforts towards creating social change, understanding the greater Los Angeles community, and promoting campus-wide service programming. CSC represents 40 student-run community service projects that work to tutor youth and adults, address health inequities in communities of color, combat poverty and homelessness, and reach out to incarcerated youth and children with limited access to resources. CSC projects strive to provide communities with the tools to empower themselves and challenge the structures and barriers that keep them from achieving their goals. The commission also aims to centralize the service efforts of the UCLA campus community through issues awareness, collaboration, Alternative Breaks, and large-scale service programming.

Alternative Breaks (AB)
From two sites since 1991 in Tijuana, Mexico and Teesto, Arizona, we have expanded to eight sites exploring issues that range from mass incarceration to environmental justice to animal rights. As of the last five years, AB has established a committee within CSC that upholds our mission statement.

This is a year-round commitment! Throughout this year, you will:
• Attend one pre-service trip with your site in your local community, which will be related to your site topic
• Attend your site-specific pre-trip meetings
• Attend one Alternative Breaks trip
• Attend one post-service project in your local community
• Attend AB Reunions during Spring Quarter

Please refer to the website for more detailed information about each site.
Please note that if the trips are virtual, there will be no cost to attend the trip.

- Informational Session 2: 16th October 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. (PT)
- Informational Session 3: 17th October 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (PT)
- Interview Decisions Released: 8th November
- Interviews: 14th- 15th November
- Final Decisions Released: 24th November

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Winter Quarter: Weekly Site Pre-Trip Meetings for Spring Sites & One Pre-Service Trip
Spring Break Trip: If virtual: TBA; If in person: 20th March- 27th March 2021
Spring Quarter: Post-service events and experiences, All AB Reunions
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