Rice University

Rice University Center for Civic Leadership

Alternative Break Participant

Explore an issue important to the Houston community over your fall or spring recess!

Alternative Break combines the Houston-based focus of the Center for Civic Leadership's Urban Immersion program with the social-issue focus of the Alternative Spring Break program.  Over the course of Rice's fall and spring recess periods, site leaders and participants will engage in education, critical service, and reflection to gain a deeper understanding of a social issue and its impact on Houstonians. Trips are co-created by the Center for Civic Leadership and Rice faculty to deepen the academic integration of the experience. 

The Spring 2019 Alternative Break will focus on issues of water justice within the Houston community. Whether we are considering access, water quality, environmental and industrial factors, or issues related to natural disasters, Houstonians do not enjoy equal rights when it comes to water. This trip will explore the issue, the impact on individuals and communities, as well as steps being taken to address water justice. 

Date Held:  Rice University Fall and Spring Recess 

Spring 2019 Alternative Break - 12pm Thursday, February 7th through 12pm Sunday, February 10th 

** If you are interested in applying, please follow this link to learn more about the program and sign up! **

Funding: The CCL covers all costs. There is no cost to participate in this program. 

Contact:   Shawn Reagan, shawn.reagan@rice.edu / 713-348-2164