BURLINGTON, VERMONT – Genevieve Winn of Natick, who, along with 10 groups and about 100 of their fellow UVM students, participated in the University of Vermont Alternative Spring Break program – a student-led, week long program that provides UVM students with an opportunity to travel and involve themselves in service-work focused around a number of social issues in communities throughout the nation during their spring recess.
Ths year Genevieve traveled to Atlanta, GA, where they worked with New American Pathways.
New American Pathways has been operating since 2014 when two other Refugee non-profits merged.
The two groups have a legacy of working with refugee communities in Atlanta for over 40 years.
Today the group serves refugees in the areas of resettlement, career services, education and youth services, family empowerment, immigration services, and civic engagement resources.
For over 25 years theUVM Alternative Spring Break program has provided UVM students with service opportunities during their spring recess – including work around homelessness, hunger, urban gardening, disaster relief, environmental conservation and more.
Since its start in 1991, over 3,000 students have participated in the program, providing over 120,000 hours of service to community partner organizations throughout the nation.
This year, UVM students participating in ASB traveled to 9 of states, working with over 10 organizations to complete service work throughout the week.
Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Committed to both research and teaching, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation’s most vibrant small cities and top college towns, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 national research university educating 10,700 undergraduate students, 1,627 graduate students, 776 certificate and non-degree students, and 478 M.D. students in the Larner College of Medicine.
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