ASB participants spend their spring break performing service at sites across the country. Previous sites have included Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Joplin, Missouri, New Orleans, Louisiana, Atlanta, Georgia, Gainesville, Florida, and rural Appalachia. Groups spend the year planning the trip, fundraising, and educating themselves about the issues relevant to their service site.

ASB 2014

We plan to send 10 trips across the country in 2014. Click here to apply. Please be in touch with the Civic Engagement Office with any questions. Erin Vick and Stacey Harrison will be working together as the ASB co-coordinators.

Past trips

In recent post-trip surveys, 100 percent of students strongly agreed or agreed that their ASB experience was positive. Learn more about Cornell students' experiences during previous ASB trips.

Goals and philosophy

Cornell subscribes to the "Break Away" ASB approach. Established by the national leader in coordinating and spearheading the ASB movement, the Break Away model includes eight components:

  1. Strong direct service
  2. Orientation
  3. Education
  4. Training
  5. Reflection
  6. Reorientation
  7. Diversity
  8. Alcohol and other drug free