Alternative Spring Break Detroit (ASBD)

During ASBD, we will use a variety of experiences to better understand and enjoy our own backyard. Though volunteering is the essential backbone of the ASBD experience, we will also provide you with the opportunity to learn about Detroit (past and present), dine at various restaurants throughout the city, visit local art galleries and other cultural hot spots, as well as get to know how movers and shakers of non-profit organizations, local government, WSU, urban businesses, and the art community are playing a starring role in city revitalization.


Sunday, Mar. 10 - Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019

This is an overnight program. Participants are required to stay the full duration of the program as a group.

Why Detroit?

It's our own backyard. We go to school here. We play here. We are influenced by and have the potential to influence  what happens here. Each of our stories has become heavily woven into the fabric of Detroit. We all have a stake in what becomes of it. 


Applications will open Jan. 14 and close Feb. 8, 2019.

ASBD Application

There is an interview component to the application process. All applications are due no later than Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Interviews will take place between Feb. 11-28. 

To help offset the costs of lodging, all meals, and snacks throughout the week, each participant will pay a fee of $75 to Wayne State University via their Wayne State OneCard. This will be collected at a later time after all participants have been chosen.

Please contact Brandon Shamoun with any questions.

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