Alternative Spring Break

Simmons Builds is our Alternative Spring Break (ASB) team that provides students with many opportunities to participate in fun community service events throughout the Boston area. For students wishing to serve communities further afield, we partner with Habitat for Humanity to offer travel opportunities.

Simmons Builds travels within the United States during our spring break to build houses with Habitat for Humanity. For the past four years, the trip has been entirely student run and completely fundraised by students. To make the trip accessible, members make a small deposit and the rest of the expenses (ranging from $5,000-$10,000 in past years) are fundraised by the group. Twice, we have been awarded the Alumnae Association Centennial Grant.

The group is made up of undergraduate students who go through a three-part application process. Past trip destinations include Laredo, TX, Harrisburg, PA, St. Petersburg, FL, Hattiesburg, MS and Pittsburgh, PA. In the past, we have done the demolition, tearing up floors and removing beams, for restorations, done interior and exterior framing, raised roofs, secured beams, insulated walls, installed windows, completed drainage, constructed porches, used power tools, and met and bonded across the country.

Simmons Builds changes the students who go on the trip, the families we work with, and the Simmons Community we return to.

Contact us for dates and program information.

ASB 2016

In March 2016, Simmons Builds will be serving in Tibodaux, LA. The team members are:

  • Azeb Freitas '17 - Trip Leader
  • Tiffany Lo '16 - Trip Leader
  • Amanda Leone '16 - Trip Leader
  • Winnie Yee '18
  • Michelle Crosier '18
  • Katherine OReilly '18
  • Hannah Hast '17
  • Anna Rausa '16
  • Abigaile Hart '17
  • Abigail Willis '19
  • Kelsey Heavener '17
  • Panagiota Agganis '18 
  • Alexandria Itasaka '17
  • Bethanny Tuller - Staff, OSLA
  • Amanda Moser - Staff, S/RC