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Center For Service - Service Programs 

Alternative Spring Break

Spring Break Each spring break, students can participate in a cultural immersion and community service program.

Click the photo to watch an Alternative Spring Break movie. 

Past trips include tornado relief work and mentoring at risk high school students at the David School in Appalachia, KY, Katrina relief work with National Wildlife Federation and Habitat for Humanity in the New Orleans area, home stays and community service in Belize, tutoring youth on the Navajo Nation, and helping construct traditional stoves in a rural village Cordoba, Mexico. Contact Spencer Moser to learn more.

Pathways Program

Pathways inspires local youth to continue their education through a combination of:

Interactive workshops at neighborhood schools and community youth groups

Bringing youth to campus to experience the social and academic opportunities at MCLA

Building sustained mentoring relationships

These activities enable and inspire local youth, many who will be the first in their families to attend college, to see themselves as successful, engaged college students. Contact Jennifer Jean-Baptiste or Nino Sanchez to learn more.

Student Teacher In Class Support (STICS)

STICS STICS is a tutoring program that places MCLA undergraduate students into local elementary school classrooms. Volunteers assist teachers by working with students who need extra help or are behind on school work. In addition to providing a valuable service to students and teachers, volunteers receive hands on experience in a classroom setting. You may especially be interested in this program if you're considering a degree in education or a career that involves working with children. Contact Martha Pratt to learn more.

Read STICS participant comments.


The Write Stuff

Write StuffThe innovative Write Stuff program connects MCLA volunteer writing coaches and mentors with 5th-7th graders from the three local elementary schools. Elementary students come to the MCLA campus and participate in a "college" activity, then use that activity as a springboard for writing assignments. This is an excellent opportunity to share your love of writing with youth who are in desperate need of literacy support, positive role modeling, and the self confidence needed to consider attending college. Contact Christopher Hantman or Christopher Tate to learn more.

Read Write Stuff participant comments.

E3 Program

E3 provides youth the opportunity to support and do projects with high school students who have been placed in an alternative school. Contact Abigail Egan or Jesse McMillan to learn more.

Adams Youth Center

This program engages local youth in fun programs after school and occasionally on weekends. Contact Kristcha DeGuerre to learn more.

BART Tutoring

This program consists of after school tutoring in math and various subjects at a local charter school from approximately 3:30-5:00 PM. Contact Kelsey McGonigle to learn more.