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1110 Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


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Alternative Weekends provide shorter immersion opportunities where students can connect with social issues and community partners in our region. Whether you are just wanting to start your involvement with service-learning or if you have lots of previous experience, Alternative Weekends is for you!

Summer 2018 Sessions

Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24 -- Alternative Weekend #1
Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22 -- Alternative Weekend #2

Applications Open May 21st, 2018



 Claggett Farms 

Participants will contribute to a healthy environment and lifestyles by learning about sustainable, community-based agriculture. At Claggett Farms in Upper Marlboro, participants will serve with staff and community members at a tree nursery and harvest vegetables to distribute at no cost to low-income families in the area.

 Racial Reconciliation in Baltimore

Dive into the social construct of race and its impact on communities such as Baltimore. Hear from and serve alongside neighborhood leaders who are challenging misconceptions of this city, fostering understanding across division, and engaging in effective advocacy.

 Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Watershed is a valuable resource to our region. Participants will work with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to help restore, protect and rebuild the watershed through native plantings and re-introduction of oysters.