After the Trip

You had a great experience here in DC, in another city, or abroad.  Now what?

The Alternative Breaks experience is not an end in itself.  For hundreds of past participants, the experience served as a catalyst for future service. You saw there is a need.  You saw the power of serving.  The good news?  We have plenty of opportunities to make a deep impact here in the District. All you have to do is commit.

The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service

The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service aims to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. We focus GW’s resources to meet community needs beyond the campus, promote active citizenship in a diverse democracy, and enhance teaching, learning and scholarship at GW.


This AmeriCorps program trains and places you in teams to serve preschools in low-income areas. Students serving 300 or more hours earn an education award. Federal Work Study available.


Come tutor elementary school students and help them to succeed in the classroom and beyond! In partnership with DC Public Schools and community-based organizations, GW SMARTDC is committed to providing quality on-site, one-on-one or group tutoring for K-8 students in need in Washington, DC. Tutors build literacy and math skills with students while fostering meaningful relationships. This is a semester or year-long commitment available to volunteers and to those eligible for Federal-Work Study.


engageDC is service leadership program that connects GW students with direct and indirect service opportunities at community partner organizations across the District of Columbia. Students learn more about various social issues affecting our urban environments and develop new skills through the integration of educational leadership workshops, trainings and reflection activities designed to enhance the service experience.

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