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During Winter Break, Sac State students helped support the Sacramento Food Bank.
During Winter Break, Sac State students helped support the Sacramento Food Bank.
Many Sacramento State students will forego the popular beaches and parties of spring break to spend their time building homes, learning about organic farming, or improving the Sacramento Zoo.

Alternative Break gives students the chance to do something productive with their down time, and 15 to 20 students a day will take advantage of the program, says Brendan McVeigh, the Community Partnerships coordinator for Sacramento State’s Community Engagement Center.

This spring’s schedule:

•         March 29 – Landscaping at the Sacramento Zoo

•         March 30 – Planting trees with the Sacramento Tree Foundation at Cal Expo

•         March 31 – Creek restoration and farm projects at the Center for Land Based Learning near Winters

•         April 1-2 – Building homes with Sacramento’s Habitat for Humanity

Alternative Break projects not only help the community, the students also improve their leadership, communication and organizational skills while having fun and meeting new friends, says McVeigh.

For more information on Alternative Break, call (916) 278-4610 or visit http://www.csus.edu/cec/altbreak. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.






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