Every spring we connect with various colleges and universities to invite students interested in social and economic justice to participate in our Alternative Spring Break Program. This is a great opportunity for students to learn from seasoned leaders about organizing for economic human rights and be part of the movement to end poverty.
Students who have participated in past programs have had the opportunity to work on our urban farm, go on a reality tour of the Kensington community, organize fundraising efforts, participate in protests / demonstrations, and be involved with home defense and anti-foreclosure work. During their stay, students live with PPEHRC host families in North Philadelphia. Educationals are provided throughout the week which are led by various PPEHRC leaders. Some educational topics include: housing takeovers, political democracy, and the politics of poverty, hunger, and homelessness.
For Summer 2015 – Participants will be heavily involved in preparations for the Philadelphia US Social Forum (USSF) occurring June 25th-28th. The USSF is a convergence driven by the understanding that people’s movements are what create social change. USSF-related opportunities will include managing communications technology and social media, getting students and other populations involved in the USSF process, and connecting with local organizations and artists.
For those interested in participating in our Alternative Spring Break Program or wanting to learn more, please contact our Coordinator, Meaghan Russell, at firstname.lastname@example.org