United Way Offers GSO College Students Impactful Alternative Spring Break

For the second year in a row, United Way of Greater Greensboro provided a free, local alternative spring break to college students.

10 students from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University and Guilford Technical Community College were selected from a competitive application process to participate in the week.

Each day, students made a local impact through a volunteer service project in the morning and had “behind the scenes” visits to Greensboro businesses and attractions in the afternoon.

Volunteer activities included preparing a location for a bus shelter, sorting donations at BackPack Beginnings and The Salvation Army Thrift Store and canvasing downtown Greensboro for United Way’s 2-1-1 referral and information line.

Students met with leaders at local businesses and attractions including:

  • Carla Banks and the communications team of The City of Greensboro
  • Nick Piornack or Revolution Mill
  • Kayne Fisher of Kau
  • Andy Zimmerman of AZ Development and HQ Greensboro
  • Jennie Savage of Forge Greensboro
  • Maddie Lombardo-Space and Courtney Gentry of the Center for Creative Leadership
  • Cassandra Williams of the International Civil Rights Museum

Breakfast and lunch were provided daily by The Fresh Market, Papa John’s, Kau, Chick-fil-A, Center for Creative Leadership and Subway.

To view a slideshow of event photos, click the video below.

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