Phalen Participates in Emmanuel College’s Annual Alternative Spring Break Trip to Houston

BOSTON – During the week of March 4, Rachel Phalen of Framingham was one of 10 Emmanuel College students who participated in the College’s annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to Houston, Texas.

The Alternative Spring Break is a week-long, faith-based service trip held during the College’s traditional spring break that bridges volunteer work with education and reflection on larger social issues.

The group spent the week working with the Houston office of SBP (formerly the St. Bernard Project), a nonprofit disaster relief organization that has been working long-term recovery operations since Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.


Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston’s educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel’s more than 60 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College’s Catholic educational mission to educate the whole person and provide an ethical and relevant 21st-century education.

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Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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