Alternative Spring Break with the Center for Civic Engagement!

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement invites students to participate in the exploration of a pressing social issue in the Richmond context over spring break. Students will have an opportunity to learn, serve, reflect, and build community with other students who are interested in the topic focus.

In spring 2013, the topic focus is education.  Through a series of speakers, seminars, field trips, and direct service, student participants will develop an understanding of the education landscape in Richmond including challenges that students, teachers, administrators, and parents face as well as best practices and intervention strategies.


Dates: Friday, March 8, 2013-Saturday, March 16, 2013

Lodging: Students will stay on campus in their residence halls but should expect to spend a majority of the day off-campus.

Meals:  Most meals will be provided throughout the week. An exact schedule will be available soon.

Cost: Spring Break in Richmond is a free experience.

Pre-trip expectations: Participants must commit to attend all pre-trip meetings during the spring semester. Meetings will be held every other week throughout the spring semester prior to the trip.

Post-trip expectations: Participants must commit to attend post-trip meetings, write a reflection paper, and contribute to an on-campus presentation about the experience.

More information (including pictures from last year) and the application can be found on our website at