Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity
Fee: $100
Mode of Transportation: Passenger Van
Type of Lodging: Sleeping bags at a church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration on Wednesday, December 2 at 12:00pm

Service Projects

Lend a hand and build a home! Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area has built 600 homes in the Jackson area. Join us as we fulfill Habitat for Humanity's mission to: Revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, encourage connections within the community and preserve affordable housing stock in low-income neighborhoods.

Participants will renovate, repair, and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson. Tasks may also include painting and landscaping.

2015 Experience

Jackson, Mississippi is not your typical state capital. In fact, the state of Mississippi alone stands number one in the United States for financial aid. Within one week, my team and I were able to be a tiny part of change in this capital, but made a huge difference for Ivory, the woman we built the house for. Everyone on my team had a different background story, but all of us had the same intention for spring break: to volunteer.
-Tricia Mathew, ASB 2015 Affordable Housing participant

Read Tricia's full experience here.

ASB 2016 Trips

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Services

Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Assist animals indirectly by caring for their environments.

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Location: New York, New York
Agency: Junior Achievement of New York

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Global Poverty

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Agency: Heifer International

Increase your awareness and take action against global poverty in this immersive experience.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Aid the Gulf Coast relief efforts and make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Location: Killeen, Texas
Agency: Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children

Lead activities in this one-of-a-kind camp designed for children with chronic illnesses and special needs.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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Location: Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
Agency: Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest

Learn about sustainable development and resource management in four focus areas: food systems, ecosystems, energy and culture.

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