Learning in the Community offers many co-curricular activities to engage students in service.

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Alternative Break Programs

This program engages Washburn students in focused service away from campus over winter and spring academic breaks.  Alternative break trips originated with college students in the early 1980s as a counter to “traditional” break trips.  The aim of the experience is to contribute volunteer hours to communities in need, and to positively influence the life of the alternative breaker.  Many students have returned to their college campuses to create a campus organization related to the social issue, have a deeper understanding and commitment to an academic path, execute a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization with whom they worked, organize a letter writing campaign to members of Congress, volunteer in their local community, or commit to an internship or career within the nonprofit sector.


Email Kristine Hart at kristine.hart@washburn.edu


LinC Program
Benton Hall 209
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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