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Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to Puerto Rico over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip. In September 2017, Puerto Rico was struck by Hurricane María, causing devastating effects throughout the island. Today communities are still regaining access to infrastructure and services. As one part of community rebuilding, people throughout Puerto Rico are coming together through shared cultural identities. On this trip, we will engage with local organizations that are helping efforts to restore communities in both urban and areas of the island. Through our work with Taller Tambuyé in San Juan and Plenitud in Las Marías, we aim to explore how the creative arts, folklore and farming serve as cultural unifiers in this challenging time for Puerto Ricans.

MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts.

Ammar Almahdy, Cairo, Egypt
Carissa Lee, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Clara Loftis, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Ernesto Rigoberto Cuxil Pérez, Guatemala City, Guatemala and Freiburg, Germany
Indira Yuldasheva, Brooklyn, New York USA
Julia Beck, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Melanie Rivera, New York City, New York, USA
Nora Peachin, Princeton Junction, United States
Wilmer Steven Montilla Morantes, San Cristobal, Venezuela
Hollie Haigh Liverpool, United Kingdom
Mike Nunziante Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Jill Stauffer, Pembroke Pines, FL.

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Funding Details

Deadline: Jan 28, 2019
Total needed: $4,400


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