Howard University Students Use Spring Break to Tackle Poverty in Memphis
WASHINGTON -- For nearly 20 years, Howard University students have skipped the beaches, parties, vacations and even trips home for spring break to instead use that time serving others across the nation and the world.
This year, hundreds will spend spring break in seven U.S. cities and Haiti from March 9 to March 15 helping communities with a variety of concerns – from illiteracy to gang violence to gun control to HIV/AIDS.
In Memphis, ASB participants will split up into two groups to fight general poverty. One group will focus on teaching women about health.....more
ASB 2013 Memphis Coordinator
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Major: English Minor: Secondary Education
Has participated in ASB for 2 years
Memphis, located in the lower west corner of Tennessee on a bluff above the Mississippi River, the state’s largest city in Tennessee and the state’s second largest metropolitan area behind Nashville.
Memphis is known for its vibrant musical culture. The city is home to two historic recording companies, Stax Records and. ..more