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Alternative Breaks

Babson community members make an impact by spending summer, winter, and spring breaks making a difference in the lives of others.

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Gulf Coast 

During winter break of every year, students, staff, and faculty travel to domestic locations to help displaced families in need of affordable housing. Babson community members spend a week alongside the partner Habitat for Humanity hosts building family homes from the ground up. Over the last several years, the focus has been mainly on Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita relief work in Louisiana and Mississippi. Last year the destination was Vero Beach, Florida.

El Salvador

Since 2007, every spring and summer Babson faculty, staff, and students participate in Habitat for Humanity International trips to El Salvador. Babson volunteers have built homes in the cities of Santa Ana, San Salvador, and La Paz. Most recently Babson has started an entrepreneurship program in a small village in Ahuachapan, where volunteers teach entrepreneurial leadership skills. Both programs are week long immersion trips where volunteers will learn about the community and culture and participate in building homes and teaching entrepreneurship.