Sunday, October 23, 2011

Alternative Spring Break

Lot's of college students associate Spring Break with fun, vacations and perhaps a bit of hedonism.  That has been changing at colleges across the country, where Alternative Spring Break programs have encouraged service.  One of the great aspects of Yale Service Corps trips has been been the participation of current Yale students.  By tapping into the spirit of current Yalies, alumni get a great sense of what current students care about . . .  and we get a chance to share Yale's history of service with younger generations.

Click below to read about what some other colleges are doing for Alternative Spring Break, by clicking on the college links below:

University of Virginia  

University of Illinois

The University of Michigan


The University of Texas



Deloitte also sponsors an alternative spring break option through the United Way.

Have you heard about a program we should know about?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

See what we did in Mexico in 2010

Here is a glimpse of what we did in Mexico in 2010:

See what we did in Mexico in 2009

Here is a video that let's you know what the Yale Alumni Service Corps is all about. Check out our video about Mexico in 2009

2011 Newsletter

We have a terrific newsletter that let's you know all about our most recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Click here to read it.

What we did in the Dominican Republic in 2011

From March 12 - 19, 90 Yale alumni and family and friends of alumni traveled to the village of Las Charcas in the Dominican Republic with the Yale Alumni Service Corps. During one week we accomplished a lot! Here is a list of the trip highlights:

* 500 medical patients seen
* a concrete block & stucco house built in 3 days
* the walls of a second house built to 3 block courses
* English taught in the elementary school
* art lessons and 10 murals painted at the school
* music lessons and keyboard taught to the students
* dance lessons and performances for the community by the students
* computer lessons given to dozens of students
* spa facial lessons given with demonstrations using local products
* small business consulting for farmers and local businessmen
* presentations to San Juan university students on business principals
* soccer, basketball and baseball coaching
* over 500 homes visited to distribute information on cholera and dengue...

Join us on a trip in 2012. For trip updates, visit