Alternative Spring Break

The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) class is offered within the Apprenticeship in Community Engaged Research (H)ACER under Director Linnea Beckett at College Nine and College Ten. This course allows for a more comprehensive understanding of global and local issues in a supportive, diverse, and group-oriented environment.

In the past years, students have focused on our local community, specifically in Live Oak and Watsonville.

Students in the course will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet a panel of leaders in the Watsonville community
  • Interact with elementary school students at Calabasas Elementary School
  • Interact with high school students from Watsonville High
  • Work in a community garden with local gardeners
  • Cook with El Pajaro Community Development Corporation's Kitchen Incubator
  • Collaborate with community members in the creation of a public mural with the Monterey Bay Murals Project

If interested, the application process takes place during the beginning of winter quarter followed by a mini retreat a few weeks later.  The hands on experience takes place over the spring break.

For more information contact Linnea Beckett at

*The ASB class fulfills the PR-S requirement.*

A big THANK YOU to everyone who was involved.