CCBC Alternative Summer Break to Puerto Rico

CCBC peeps! Are you interested in doing service en la Isla del Encanto?

ASB-Info Sessions

If you missed the info sessions, here’s some information for ya!

Why Puerto Rico?

  • Puerto Rico is U.S. Territory. Although Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, they cannot vote in presidential elections.
  • Participants will be able to reflect on the benefits of social programs and privileges that are available to U.S. citizens.

The trip is from Saturday, July 23 to Friday, July 30. You also attend these mandatory meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011 _ 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2011 _ 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011 _ 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2011 _ 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, June 10, 2011 _ 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. for an all-day retreat

What will you be doing?

  • Community Project with an Orphanage, a home for the elderly.
  • Renovations at a school for the Deaf.

¿Cuánto dinero?

$250 in cash or check payments

  • $50 commitment fee and $50 at each meeting.

$250 fundraised

  • Fundraisers such as selling chocolate, carwashes, raffles…

Commit to 25 hours of service to the college which are to be completed before the trip.

  • i.e. assisting with Commencement, New Student Days…

Am I eligible? This is what you need:

  • 2.0 GPA
  • Two letter of recommendation
  • Must be registered for either a summer or fall course.
  • Must be in good standing.
  • Students who have been through the judicial process as a result of a code of conduct violation will need to be cleared by the Dean of Students.

Applications are due on April 15th, to any Student Life office along with your recommendation letters from a staff or faculty member and an essay (more details on the application).

If you are interested, please contact Toni Aho, Leadership & Civic Engagement Administrator at or 443-840-3847

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