Alternative Spring Break

This past week during Spring Break (March 18th - March 24th), Zach Tripsas, Coordinator of Student Life and Housing, led a group of five BAC students spent their time on Alternative Spring Break traveling to Wilmington, Delaware to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County. Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable and stable housing for families in need by not only building physical houses but by building community and support around the families that they serve to provide homes.

The five students (Anjewel Nispel, B.Arch, Zoraida Ramirez, B.Arch, Jose Pleitez, B.Arch , Tobiloba Ogunnoiki, B.Arch, and Rebecca Dejenie, BDS, assisted the incredible staff of Habitat NCC to work on a few different projects while there, such as installing flooring, wall trim, painting, general cleaning, and many other duties as assigned. This week of service gave students a hands-on experience learning basic construction skills and working side-by-side with future Habitat homeowners in their new safe and secure housing. Also while on their trip, the group was able to travel to Philadelphia for an evening, enjoy a night at the movies, and even got to sit in on a press conference wish Delaware Senator Chris Coons!

The BAC’s relatively new campus tradition of Alternative Spring Break provides students with an unforgettable experience to help those in need and tackle the issues of affordable housing head on, and hands-on. Students are also able to earn practice hours for their participation on ASB!

If you want more information about Alternative Spring Break and are interested in attending next year, please contact Zach Tripsas in the Office of Student Life and Housing at or 617-585-0272.