Alternative Spring Break '19 Trip: Decarceration

A project by: Gabriel Duran

pledged of $2,250 target

This project did not reach its target.

UMBC Alternative Spring Break 2019 Trip: Decarceration

A short summary of our project

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) provides an avenue for students to immerse themselves in lifelong involvement around civic engagement and solving social problems. ASB participants will spend their spring break with peers learning about and addressing complex social issues in Baltimore by working with community partners, government officials, and scholars. Participants will understand how organizations address social issues and embrace civic agency. As well, they will be able to develop their own civic identity.

Who are we?

This ASB trip will bring together 12 UMBC students and focus on the issue of mass incarceration. Students will learn about different critiques and perspectives of the criminal justice system, become familiar with the successes and failures of re-entry programs, and explore decarceration approaches in Baltimore. At the end of our ASB trip, students will have gained a holistic understanding of the underlying structural causes of incarceration and will be able to contribute to transforming the culture of mass-incarceration.

How will your donation help?

  • Housing
  • Food
  • Reflection Material

Where will the money go?


Ensures a student has 1 night of safe and warm housing.


Buys supplies for 12 students to journal and document their experience.


One student will not have to worry about meals for the entire 6 day learning trip.


Your generosity provides 4 students with 1 night of housing.


Your donation fully funds one student to attend the 6 day learning trip.

All funds raised are administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.