Instead of opting for a sun-filled spring break on the beach, or for quality couch time at home, some students at Roger Williams University chose to spend their time off helping others.
According to the university, hundreds of students used their week off to participate in service projects locally and abroad.
Students traveled as far as El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, where they provided basic health care supplies and services to residents in small villages.
A group of 20 students ventured to New Orleans, where they helped repair homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina through Project Homecoming, and another group of 17 students headed to Manistique, Mich., where they pitched in with Habitat for Humanity’s cause, building homes for low-income families.
Closer to home, the university says other students spent their time conducting environmental law research for local nonprofits.
The service projects all align with RWU’s core values of commitment to the community through service, collaboration and appreciation of global perspectives. •