Alternative Spring Break 2011
The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) experience is part of GMC’s commitment to combine education for professional competency with the Mercy tradition of service to society. College students, faculty and staff who participate in these trips share a desire to serve others, to grow in their Mercy identity and spirituality, and to learn more about poverty and social justice. Spending time in a different culture and reflecting together on their experience gives our students a deeper understanding of the struggles of people everywhere who are poor and vulnerable, helps them to grow in self-knowledge, and moves them to continue service in their own communities upon their return.
This year we were delighted to send 27 students on three different ASB trips: Cincinnati, Baltimore, and the Bronx. See below for trip photos and links to the agencies with whom we served.
Birthday Party for Seniors
Playing Twister after Dinner
The Caring Place
At home with sisters of Regina Hall
Out and About
Ready to Go! At the Mercy Mural in Southwest Baltimore
On the steps at St. Peter's Adult Learning Center
The Hezekiah Movement:
Harmony House: Home Sweet Home
Sr. Suzanne Gallagher enjoyed her week with Team Baltimore!
New York City
Welcome Table (Manhattan)
Mercy Center (The Bronx)