CES Alternative Spring Break 2019

CES Alternative Spring Break 2019:

Refugee Resettlement

in Jacksonville, Florida


Monday, March 4 – Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A team of volunteers from Santa Fe College will partner with Catholic Charities of Jacksonville’s Refugee Resettlement Program, which helps refugees find housing, work, school, and assistance as they adjust to a new language and culture. Three agencies in Jacksonville help resettle and reunite thousands of refugees annually from countries including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Cuba, Iraq, and Syria. Many were forced to flee their homes because of persecution due to their race, religion, or political affiliation, and have endured immeasurable loss and trauma. The volunteers will help ease the transition for new residents by setting up housing, collecting donations, and assisting with core services during the week of spring break.

Trip Application – Due February 8, 2019

Download Application Here


Requirements: To participate in this trip, you must be currently enrolled in at least three credits at Santa Fe College with a GPA of at least 2.0 without any outstanding fees.

Applications are due on Friday, February 8. If you are selected to participate, you will be notified by Monday, February 11 and must stop by S-134 to sign travel documents by Wednesday, February 13. There are eight spots open on this trip, followed by a waitlist.

Applications can be emailed to sarah.blanc@sfcollege.edu – No hard copies please.