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Alternative spring break for college students

SAN MARCOS — Fifteen students and three staff members from Cal State San Marcos are volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans the week of their spring break, March 29 through April 4. The youth volunteers are participants of Collegiate Challenge, Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program.
The Collegiate Challenge program is one of the many programs Habitat has to engage youth ages 5 to 25 in its work. During the week of March 29, the Cal State students will help a family in need of a simple, decent and affordable home.
“I am excited about the opportunity to spend my spring break making a difference to help a family achieve homeownership,” participant Cole Tran said. “This will truly be a memorable spring break.”
“Students have a number of options to consider for their school breaks, and we are so grateful for their interest in volunteering their time with Habitat,” said Desiree Adaway, Habitat for Humanity senior director of volunteer mobilization. “Their efforts will help provide homes for so many families in communities across the country.”