Thank you for your interest in going on an Alternative Spring Break with Michigan Hillel! On this trip you'll create new friendships, volunteer for 25 hours, learn more about the community and service work we're doing, explore the city, and have a unique Shabbat experience! We are excited for you to join us on this service-learning experience.
We are offering two trips this year:
1. Detroit, MI will focus on education justice and food justice with Repair the World. The expected cost of the trip is $250.
Specifically in Detroit, we will be working with a few different local food banks, such as the Mercado, Keep Growing Detroit, and Project Healthy Community. Another aspect of our trip will focus on the youth in Detroit. We will be working with Brilliant Detroit, a family-centered, neighborhood-based organization dedicated to children's success. We will also have the really unique opportunity to volunteer in an elementary school with a third grade class! A lot of counties require background checks to work in a school, so this is a great chance to do something different.
Outside of volunteering, we are going to a few different museums, including the Motown Museum and the Detroit Historical Museum. We will be celebrating Purim and Shabbat with the local Jewish community, including a free Friday night dinner and a trip to the Eastern Market on Saturday! There will also be down time for you to explore on your own or catch up on some sleep.
2. (FULL) Houston, TX will focus on Hurricane Harvey relief with organizations currently on the ground. The expected cost of the trip is $550.
We hope to lower the price through different fundraising opportunities.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Rebecca, our social justice fellow, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to learning and working more with you soon!
ASB Student Leaders