Service-Study ASB

A Service-Study ASB places teams of Nebraska students in communities to engage in community service-learning during their summer, fall, winter or spring breaks and weekends. While in communities, students learn about community unmet needs which they may otherwise have had little or no direct knowledge, experience and understanding. Being completely immersed in diverse environments enable participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way. The intensity of the experience increases the likelihood that participants will transfer the lessons learned on-site back to their own communities even after the Service-study ASB concludes.

2018-2019 Calendar of Experiences

Civil Rights: Past, Present & Future

The Deep South (Mississippi & Alabama)
December 14-23, 2018
Civil Rights

Want to learn more about the civil rights from 1955 thru 1968 and how it affects today and future movements? Attend this Service-Study ASB to the Deep South prior to heading home for the holidays, December 14-23, 2018. Students will serve with Birmingham Habitat for Humanity, Tuskegee National Historic Site, and the Delta State National Historical Trail. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Southern Poverty Law Center Museum, Selma, Montgomery, and many other historical sites.

Cost: $450 (Scholarships are available)

Application & Deposit Due: Seats still available, apply ASAP

Register: unl.givepulse.com 

Disaster Relief: Florida

March 15-23, 2019

More information coming soon!

What Makes a House a Home: Guatemala

May 5-12, 2019
Guatemala

Have a heart for international service? Come on the Guatemala Service-Study ASB! We will be working with Constru Casa to build basic housing for families living in extreme poverty. Constru Casa works with local social organizations to identify families in need. Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside a family and engage in a homestay experience. This ASB experience will include a number of excursions to historic sites in Guatemala. Overall, this ASB opportunity will allow students to experience the Guatemalan culture along with serving and learning. The cost is estimated at $2,105, which includes transportation, lodging, and food. This does not include the cost of tuition.

               

Past Service-Study ASB Experiences

Empowerment Spring Break 2018

Spring Group
Destination: Denver, Colorado 
Date: March 17-22, 2018

Students will have a variety of service experiences focusing on sustainability, women's rights, refugee resettlement, and food security.
While in the foothills of the Rockies, students will also have time to explore the natural wonders.

Cost: $250

Civil Rights Story of the Great Plains: Who has Access to Free and Public Education Fall Break 2017

Destination: Topeka, Kansas
Date: October 13-16, 2017

The Fall Service-Study ASB's will look at who has access to free and public education, the legislation that informs current educational systems as well as serves in non-traditional educational non-profits. Participants will learn more about the historic landmark court case of Brown vs Board of Education, which took place in Topeka, Kansas. Participants will serve with Operation Breakthrough a pre-K non-profit providing services for homeless children ages six months to six years of age in Kansas City, Missouri.

Cost: $200

 

Fields of Prosperity: Immigration, Citizenship, and Migrant Workers Winter Break 2018

Destination: Fresno, California
Date: December 30- January 7, 2018

UNL students, faculty, and staff traveled by charter bus to California's Central Valley. Participants studied immigration, citizenship and the lifestyle of migrant workers and their families. Students had the opportunity to experience some of the wonders of Western US geography such as Rocky and Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Pacific Ocean, the High Desert, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite National Park, National Archway Park, and Grand Canyon. They learned from leading national experts on immigration, worker’s rights, and education. While in the Central Valley, students engaged in service work installing solar panels on first-time homeowner homes with GRID Alternatives and river cleanup with San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust.

Cost: $450

Affordable Housing: What Makes a House a Home? May 2018

Destination: Antigua, Guatemala 
Date: May 6-13, 2018

Have a heart for international service? Come on the Guatemala Service-Study ASB! We will be working with Constru Casa to build basic housing for families living in extreme poverty. Constru Casa works with local social organizations to identify families in need. Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside a family and engage in a homestay experience. This ASB experience will include a number of excursions to historic sites in Guatemala. Overall, this ASB opportunity will allow students to experience the Guatemalan culture along with serving and learning. The dates will be May 8th-15th. The cost is estimated at $1,700-1,900, which includes transportation, lodging, and food.

 

Civil Rights: Past, Present & Future January 2017

 

Destination: Alabama
Date: Jan. 1-8 2017

The Winter Service-Study ASB gives participants an opportunity to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement. Learning experiences include visiting the Southern Poverty Law Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Selma and many other places.

Civil Rights Story of the Great Plains
Spring Break 2017

 Destination: Heart Mountain, Cody, Wyoming
 Date: March 18-23, 2017

This particular ASB is part of our “Civil Rights Story of the Great Plains” series and will focus on the experience of Japanese Americans on the plains. Students will travel to Wyoming and spend time doing service at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center. Heart Mountain, an internment camp for Japanese people during World War II, will provide students with firsthand experience of this important part of American history. Students will also learn about other impacts Japanese people have had on the culture and people of the plains.

Civil Rights Story of the Great Plains
Fall Break 2016

 Destination: Scottsbluff, NE
 Date: October 15-18, 2016

The Fall Service-Study ASB's focus is on immigration within Nebraska, specifically, Latino and German Russian immigrant experience in the Nebraska Panhandle. Students will be traveling to Lexington, Scottsbluff and Morrill County to serve in local non-profits and see historic landmarks.

Civil Rights Story of the Great Plains
Fall Break 2015

Destination: Black Hills, South Dakota
Date: October 16-20, 2015

The Fall Break ASB will take students throughout Western Nebraska and the Black Hills in South Dakota. Students traveled to Niobrara, Nebraska to meet with the Santee and learn more about the experience of Native Americans on the Great Plains. Next, students went to the Black Hills and helped with work on the Crazy Horse Memorial. Students also had a chance to see the Pine Ridge Reservation, Whiteclay, Nebraska, and Fort Robinson, where Crazy Horse was murdered.