Alternative Spring Break
Each year, Molloy faculty and students are given the opportunity to go beyond the news stories and learn first-hand about the devastation caused by the breaching of New Orleans' levee system. Our work involves the re-building of homes destroyed by this event. Over the years, our partners have included Habitat for Humanity, Lowernine.org and Hands on New Orleans.
During our time in this magical city, we have many unforgettable experiences which include tours through the French Quarter and Flower Districts, and listening to some of the best blues and jazz music in the world.
"Seeing the area Katrina left devastated with my own eyes was jarring. What was even more astonishing, was seeing the unwavering spirit of the people of New Orleans. The warmth and appreciation the homeowners demonstrated when we arrived on site was inspiring and is something I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The opportunity to give back to these people who truly deserved it was a privilege within itself. This trip left me eager for another chance to take initiative in a similar fashion again." Melissa Joya, Nursing 2020