Student Engagement & Activities

Alternative Spring Break

ASB-reg-logo-webpage.jpgAlternative Spring Break (ASB) 

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a student-led initiative that gives UWB students the opportunity to take part in educational and service projects during spring break. ASB has been happening for over a decade!

ASB encourages active citizenship by providing learning and service opportunities. ASB projects address social and environmental justice issues within the region.

Register here for the 2023 project!

Apply to serve as ASB student site lead 

Being a Student Site Leader for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an opportunity for UW Bothell students to hold a volunteer leadership position. As a site leader, you will work with SJCE to manage one of the service projects with UWB’s community partners during the week of Spring Break. Duties include communicating with volunteers, organizing logistics, and communicating with community orgs. Qualifications include leadership ability, communication skills, and interest in being of service. 

Interested? Email SJCE:

Learning Objectives

Through civic service actions students will:

  • Gain exposure to community partners to learn about issues of environmental justice and social justice for which the organizations were created.  
  • Participate in a well thought out reflection to gain a larger understanding of the community they are impacting.  
  • Learn that service activities can be a fun way to create positive change in the local community.  
  • Be introduced to leadership opportunities in addition to creating a community within their peers across different disciplines. 

Past Projects

2023 Site:

  • Pacific Science Center
  • Intersection of Environmentalism and Social Justice
    • environmental racism
    • impacts of climate change
    • performative vs. effective action

2022 ASB Sites:

  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
  • 21 Acres Farms

2017 ASB Sites:

  • Youth Migrant Project
  • Stress-Free Sensory Music with Monroe YMCA
  • SAgE Farm
  • Kayaking Clean Up with Puget SoundKeeper Alliance

2016 ASB Sites:

  • Youth Migrant Project
  • Mountains to Sound Service-Overnight
  • Tulalip Tribes/NW Indian College
  • Threads and Treads-Northshore School District

2015 ASB Sites:

  • Youth Migrant Project
  • 21 Acres & Morethana Farms
  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
  • Wetland Restoration and Cultural Exchange with Tulalip NW Indian College
  • Threads and Treads

2014 ASB Sites:

  • Camp Korey
  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
  • 21 Acres
  • The Tulalip Tribes Natural Resource Department
  • Threads and Treads

2013 ASB Sites:

  • Food Lifeline
  • Camp Korey
  • Northshore Wranglers
  • Northshore Community Schools’ HANG-TIME

2012 ASB Sites:

  • Camp Korey
  • Friends of North Creek Forest
  • PAWS Wildlife
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Overnight health care trip to Ritzville

2011 ASB Sites:

  • Camp Korey
  • Vineyard Park Assisted Living
  • Teen Feed






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