Volunteer At Rockefeller State Park Reflection

Volunteer At Rockefeller State Park Reflection

When asked to work on an event this semester I already knew what I wanted to do. Helping persevere the environment is very important to me. Climate change affects every aspect of the natural environment and we need to protect the…

Tim Martinez: 4 Years After Alternative Spring Break

Tim Martinez: 4 Years After Alternative Spring Break

  Seven years ago, Hurricane Sandy took the lives and homes of many people, leaving only destruction and tears in its wake. 4 years ago, the Center For Community Action & Research (CCAR) at Pace University organized a trip for…

CCAR Student Staff Member Karen Soliz's Experience at the Debating for Democracy Conference

CCAR Student Staff Member Karen Soliz’s Experience at the Debating for Democracy Conference

I was invited to participate in the Debating for Democracy (D4D) a Project Pericles Initiative the past weekend at the New School Campus in NYC. The project seeks to empower students by training them in areas of civic engagement, advocacy,…

Alex Agbulos Alternative Spring Break 2019

Alex Agbulos Alternative Spring Break 2019

Throughout ASB, our team did flooring. There’s nothing fancy to it – you just lay some floor boards down and because of their tongue and groove application, they connect like a puzzle. Although an effective design, the installation process is…

Julianne Marder Alternative Spring Break 2019

Julianne Marder Alternative Spring Break 2019

Today, I witnessed firsthand how climate change is directly impacting the earth and the people who inhabit it. I witnessed how a homeowner had to wait years for the government to assist her when she was in need. I witnessed…

Breanna Battles Alternative Spring Break 2019

Breanna Battles Alternative Spring Break 2019

Over this past week, I was able to work at three different homes. Tuesday and Wednesday was spent painting doors, walls, even ceilings. However, what I did on Thursday was very different and will have a lasting impact on the…

Rachael Summers Alternative Spring Break 2019

Rachael Summers Alternative Spring Break 2019

The first time I encountered Hurricane Sandy was as a thirteen-year-old disappointed that Halloween had been rescheduled. I grew up 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, and the storm flooded a few homes in my neighborhood but the damage didn’t last….

Kristina Parise Alternative Spring Break 2019

Kristina Parise Alternative Spring Break 2019

Until this week, I didn’t understand how much work still needed to be done years after a natural disaster. While working on two separate houses on the Jersey Shore not only did I realize just how much damage still needs…

Sandra Yang Alternative Spring Break 2019

Sandra Yang Alternative Spring Break 2019

The house we focused on today who was greatly attached to his home for many years. In spite of the many years past since Superstorm Sandy, when we arrived, we found that the house was in the intermediate stages of…

Emily Harnarain Alternative Spring Break 2019

Emily Harnarain Alternative Spring Break 2019

The site we worked on today was a project long in the making and not far from completion. I worked with a small group to install floorboards- a mild test of my upper body strength. We specifically used “tongue &…

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