Every spring, college students from Santa Clara University, University of California Berkeley, San Jose State University, and Loyola Marymount University forego the traditional spring break experience to spend a week living amongst farmworkers in the San Joaquin Valley as part of the Alternative Breaks Program.
Students learn about issues facing the Valley, and the realities of living, working, and studying in rural agricultural communities. In addition, Alternative Breaks participants work directly with the DHF youth group to inspire them to attain a college education.
Many students continue relationships with their host families after returning to their campuses, becoming ambassadors for our communities.
PICTURED ABOVE: A student from Loyola Marymount University goofs off with a member of the DHF Youth Group during a tree planting community service project.