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Category Archive for 'Alternative Spring Break – NYC'

Instead of heading to the beach this spring break, 14 Pace students spent their week confronting the issue of poverty in New York City. Through four days of both educational and service focused programming, students were given a three dimensional view of poverty and how it plays out in New York City. You can check […]

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Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an eye opening experience that not only allows one to do work around the city to help those less fortunate, but takes it a step further by giving a feel for what it is like to live in poverty by exposing us to various corporations and introducing us to various […]

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The day started early with a walk to the Yorkville Common Pantry (YCP) only a few blocks away from the Hostel. Even though this day did not keep up with our wonderful weather streak, it still was a beautiful day to carry out the work we’ve started in the beginning of the week. YCP distributes […]

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Today we traveled to YCAP in Yonkers where we assist individuals who are seeking possible jobs opportunities sign up for the one-stop program. We helped them using the computer by filing out the online application. Some of us even assist with writing resumes and creating professional e-mail addresses. One of the most interesting things about […]

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ASB Day Four

The day started out with a brisk walk through Central Park to the Yorkville Common Pantry. Yellow flowers, weeping willows and the lake set a positive tone for the day. Once we arrived at the pantry there was already a line waiting out the door. We put down our things and got straight to work. […]

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Day four ASB

Today was another day of packing and separating but with another perspective and cause. Today we went to the Yorkville Common Pantry (YCP) and separated into groups. One of the groups went with the members of the pantry that were in the first stage and were deciding what food they wanted in every section of […]

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ASB 2012

This year I decided to not go home for spring break and instead do something a little more enriching and rewarding. During this program, a band of 15 Pace students split between the Pleasantville and New York City campus completed acts of community service in an effort to combat poverty. Today (Thursday March 15, 2012) we went […]

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Wednesday, March 14 the Alternative Spring Break group visited Yonkers to help with the West/Cop program. During our visit, we interacted one-on-one with adults living below the poverty line to create an email account and sign up for the OneStep program. This volunteer work was done with the hope that these individuals will now have […]

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On day one of alternative spring break, we had a speaker come inform us on poverty and this speaker made very interesting points. There was some things he talked about that I was unaware of and I think that people should be aware of these facts about poverty. The first one that I found interesting […]

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We went to various locations around NY to explore how communities in Suburban areas outside of NYC who are helping low-income families within the community. We started our trip in the morning in Downtown Yonkers where we visited this facility where we assisted adults who needed computer training. It was a very simple tasks from […]

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