Converse students are helping families obtain affordable housing during spring break with Habitat for Humanity’s national alternative break program, Collegiate Challenge, in Miami, Florida.
“This is Converse’s third time traveling during spring break to volunteer with Habitat,” said Jason Loscuito, College Chaplain. “We have eleven students and three staff members this year who are delighted to be of service to this community.”
For the past 22 years, more than 182,000 students have spent their school breaks volunteering across the country through the Collegiate Challenge program.
“We recognize that these students could have done a number of things during their spring break and are grateful for their support,” said Cody Logsdon, Habitat’s manager of youth volunteer engagement at Habitat for Humanity. “The work these students will do during their spring break will have a lasting impact in communities across the country.”
Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge is one of the many programs Habitat has to engage youth ages 5 to 25 in Habitat’s work. Since 2007, State Farm has served as the national corporate sponsor of Habitat for Humanity’s youth programs, with a sponsorship commitment of more than $1.1 million in grants each year.