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2019-2020 Winter BreakAway -   HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Winter BreakAway: Addressing Housing Insecurity, Gentrification and Displacement with Tacoma Pierce County Habitat for Humanity January 2nd-4th. We will learn about how ever-increasing housing costs are affecting communities in Tacoma and beyond. Our group will attempt to actively contribute to improving this situation by helping to build houses for our neighbors in the Midland neighborhood. Housing, food and transportation will all be included in the program. 


  • BreakAway Trip: January 2nd-4th
  • Pre-trip Training: December 14th 9am-3pm
  • Post-Trip Meeting: To Be Announced

COST:  $50 Deposit and your help fundraising

Sign up today!


Why BreakAway?

BreakAway doesn’t just impact our local and national communities, but gives participants lifelong skills and a more in-depth look at the social issues being addressed. Past participants have gotten job experience, internships, and more. Most importantly, they have gained a better understanding of themselves and the importance of community service work.

8 Components of a Quality BreakAway

How much will this cost? 

Address any financial concerns by contacting altbrk1@uw.edu

The required application fee for BreakAway is $50. This helps to cover training expenses. This is the only fee charged directly to participants. BreakAway participants are each expected to fundraise the remaining cost of the trip with the support of the BreakAway Coordinator and their BreakAway team. This can be done through personal outreach, fundraising events, and personal donation. We encourage creativity and collaboration to successfully raise this amount.  Any funds raised that are not used will be available for future BreakAway funding. If you need support with your deposit, contact the BreakAway Coordinator.

How do I join?

Site sign ups are now available for the Summer Service Intensive. Winter and Spring sign ups will be available beginning next academic year. To register, visit tacoma.uw.edu/breakawaysignup or email altbrk1@uw.edu.

Where will we go?

Have somewhere you want to go or an issue you care about? Contact the BreakAway Coordinator with a proposal!

This year, trips are partnering with Tacoma Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah, and Lifelong.

Past trips have gone to Tacoma Rescue Mission, Habitat for Humanity of Greater San Francisco, Disaster Relief in New Orleans, and Friends of Buford Park in Oregon.


Interested? Email altbrk1@uw.edu or stop by the CSL in MAT 107 to apply!

Are you a staff or faculty looking to get involved in BreakAway? Contact us about becoming a Learning Partner!

All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to get involved with BreakAway programs. Other opportunities include:






Contact the BreakAway Coordinator:

Jessy Wolff



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