Mission and Vision
UDaB focuses on promoting social justice by providing opportunities for students to engage in mutually beneficial service with a vision to develop a community of active citizens.
- Our work strives to build abundant community, recognizing the unique gifts and talents of every member. It strives to create equitable, inclusive, and intentional spaces.
Diversity and Social Justice
- Our work strives to be welcoming and to value all people, not despite but because of our differences. We value the strength in perspectives within diverse groups of people, and we do not see our work possible without learning from one another. Our work is built around equity and inclusion, ultimately contributing to the goal of a socially just world.
Mutually Beneficial Service
- Our work strives to create partnerships that address community-identified needs and support local community organizers, while promoting an educational and developmental experience for student participants. We work in solidarity with the community organizations and individuals we encounter, striving to promote allyship and engagement before, during, and after the alternative break experience.
- Our work strives to align our mission/ vision with all of our actions. We aim to cultivate values-based decisions and leadership.
UDaB began in 2010 and piloted its first program during the 2011 Spring Break. In that first year, 92 student participants and 12 student leaders traveled to five communities to pursue service projects. In 2017, 538 student participants and 56 student leaders traveled to 24 communities over winter and spring break, contributing almost 18,000 hours of service and learning an inmeasurable amount from those they served.
UDaB has been the recipient of support from the families and friends of participants. The program is grateful for all of the support from the university community and the contributions from donors. Please consider a donation today!
Sam Dobbs ’17