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 &…

Samantha Ericson Alternative Spring Break 2019

Samantha Ericson Alternative Spring Break 2019

Until today, I didn’t know how exhausting painting a house can be. I knew when applying for this trip it was going to be a struggle to adjust to keeping a schedule during breaks, but I underestimated how much work…

Understanding a Disaster by Blake Yarak

Understanding a Disaster by Blake Yarak

We know that disasters exist, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and flood Harvey in Houston to name a few. We know that these events affect people around the globe, especially to us in the United States. But, further from just knowing…

Brett Dalrymple Alternative Spring Break 2019

Brett Dalrymple Alternative Spring Break 2019

Today we focused on disaster recovery by rebuilding houses damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The work we were doing is for families who could not afford to relocate and start a new life, but rather took the choice to remain in…

Jaida-Lee Colley At Alternative Spring Break 2019

Jaida-Lee Colley At Alternative Spring Break 2019

Today we worked on houses in a middle class community. While working on the house with my fellow college students/teammates, I started to think deeper about certain aspects of life. I was always aware of the situation that some families…

Setter's Day of Service at Westchester Land Trust by Christina Bubba

Setter’s Day of Service at Westchester Land Trust by Christina Bubba

Gottesman room was filled with fun tunes, energy, and excitement as Pace Setters made their way to participate in Setters Day of Service Saturday morning. Run by the Center for Community Action and Research, Setters Day of Service marked one…

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