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ThanksGiving Back Details

What is ThanksGiving Back?

The ThanksGiving Back (TGB) program is under the larger Alternative Breaks @ Stanford (AB@S) service program. Typically it involves a series of 3 workshops in the Fall Quarter that culminates in a Thanksgiving Break trip that take place around the Bay Area and groups may stay with community organizations, Stanford alumni, or other low-budget accommodations within a few hours drive of Stanford. The program's vision is to transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting our local, national and global communities. The program is entirely student-run, and each TGB course and trip features 2 co-leaders who chose a specific topic to focus on.

Are there any alternative options for participating in a TGB this 2020-21 school year?

In response to the rapidly changing circumstance that we are in, Alternative Breaks @ Stanford is postponing TGB and ASB in-person service-learning trips until the university advises it is safe to do so. We offer one ASB ("XJ in the Bay" led by Shelby Parks and Olivia Fu) this year where instead of 3 workshops in the Fall Quarter culminating in a Thanksgiving Break trip, it will involve a series of 3 workshops in the Winter Quarter that culminates in minimum 1 workshop contribution to the 2020-21 Alternative Breaks @ Stanford Conference on Community Organizing. The other 4 ASBs offered this year have a mandatory Winter Quarter class component and will also contribute to the conference. The workshops expose students to complex social and cultural issues through group discussion, readings and reflection activities, while the conference is characterized by community representation, experiential learning, and creating relevant action plans for community engagement and organizing.

More questions?

Email the TGB leaders of the course you are interested in or the AB@S Executive Director Alyssa Romanos at