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NJIT Alternative Spring Break Program: Proposals for Projects

New Jersey Institute of Technology is leading a nationwide effort during Spring Break 2013 to help communities throughout New Jersey continue to recover from Hurricane Sandy and we’d like your help! 

During the week of March 16-24, 2013, NJIT will offer a Post-Sandy Alternative Spring Break program to engage volunteer students, faculty, staff, alumni and others in support of the rebuilding of neighborhoods affected by the storm.  We invite your organization to submit a project(s) that can use the “brains and brawn” of committed volunteers who will help with continued clean-up and/or rebuilding projects

Working with colleges and universities throughout New Jersey and across the country, we foresee the potential of engaging a few hundred volunteers. We’d like to mobilize our volunteers to help your organization with recovery tasks such as cleaning up beaches, parks and streets, light construction and deconstruction in buildings, painting and carpentry, survey research, and compiling assessment information on areas affected by Sandy. 

Click here to complete and submit your proposed project(s) to Career Development Services by Friday, March 1st.

The Alternative Spring Break volunteers may work one day, multiple days or the entire Spring Break week for your projects. We ask that you identify projects for that week, as well as other opportunities during March and April for volunteers from other academic institutions.  Participants will be available to work in communities along the Jersey Shore,  the Bayshore, cities like Newark, Hoboken and Paterson, suburban towns in Bergen County, or areas from Little Ferry to Cape May where flooding from Sandy caused devastation.  

As New Jersey’s science and technology university focused on applied research and home to one of the nation’s top ranked schools of architecture, NJIT brings a wealth of information and expertise to the effort to rebuild our communities. Alternative Spring Break 2013 is an important initiative of the newly established Center for Resilient Design at NJIT. The Center will engage students, faculty, staff and alumni in architecture, engineering, environmental science and other disciplines to design the next generation of homes, businesses and public facilities that will withstand future natural disasters throughout New Jersey. Students and faculty from colleges and universities around the world will also join us in this most important endeavor.

For additional information about Alternative Spring Break 2013, visit our website for NJIT’s Post-Sandy Recovery Efforts.  If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your organization’s interest in participating in this program, please contact:

Thank you for your consideration. We hope you will accept this invitation to join us in a most important effort to (Re)Build New Jersey Strong!