Our fall alternative breaks will run from October 13th to 16th (when you depart and arrive back in Williamsburg may vary depending on your assigned break).
We are proud to be able to offer our fall alternative breaks free of cost, thanks to the generosity of W&M families through the Parent's Fund.
Participants will be required to attend 3 pre-trip meetings (one of which is during our Welcome Event on Wednesday, September 26, from 6-7:30 pm, room TBD. Additionally, upon returning to Williamsburg from fall break, participants will be expected to attend our Reorientation Dinner on Wednesday, October 24, from 6-7:30 pm.
The lottery application can be found on our TribeLink under Forms.
Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR), Richmond, VA
Social Justice sphere: Prisons and Rehabilitation
Site leaders: Marina Schlosser and Ethan Sewell
Mission: "OAR envisions a community which advocates for the fully-recognized humanity of those affected by the criminal justice system. As the community leader in reentry services, OAR of Richmond provides evidence-based and person-centered approaches to empower those impacted by incarceration to find individual success." www.oarric.org
Rural Appalachian Improvement League (RAIL) ~ Mullens, WV
Social justice sphere: Rural Poverty
Site leaders: Hemu Yeluru and Alex Vanik
Mission: "The mission of the Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc. is to alleviate the root causes of poverty in southern West Virginia. RAIL achieves this mission by improving Education, fostering Economic Development, increasing community engagement, developing the community, developing environmental initiatives, and promoting the value of diversity for all Wyoming County and the immediate surrounding areas."
Diversity Richmond Richmond, VA
Social justice sphere: LGBTQI+ Communities
Site leaders: Sarah Walker and Emmaline Keesee
Mission: "To the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ community, their families, friends and allies, Diversity Richmond is a catalyst, a voice, a place and a resource that enriches and champions our diverse community, because we aspire for a vibrant, inclusive Richmond where inequality does not exist."
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.