Service Travel Encourage Progress for Underrepresented People in Poverty (STEP UPP)

(formerly Alternative Spring Break)

Program Directors

Santa Herrera - Mon 10-12
Belen Gutierrez - Mon/Fri 12-2
Sofia Tam

Volunteer Weekly Meetings

Weds 5-6 pm Upstairs Y.E.S.

Email

stepupp@humboldt.edu

STEP UPP group photo

Program Mission

STEP UPP serves people in poverty, with a focus on homelessness. In addition to local service opportunities, students have the opportunity to take part in a week-long service project during Humboldt State's Spring Break alternately in San Francisco or Sacramento.

STEP UPP volunteers explore San Francisco surroundings wearing garbage bag raincoats.

STEP UPP volunteers explore San Francisco surroundings wearing garbage bag raincoats.

Service, Goals & Projects

Spring Break service itself is just a part of this program; students do service throughout the year in the local community, such as preparing food and serving meals to homeless individuals in Arcata or helping to clean transitional living areas. STEP UPP works to create awareness of the injustices enacted against the homeless/houseless population, first-hand. 

volunteers find out about roof top gardens.

Volunteers check out the roof top gardens