Students in New Orleans on the alternative spring are taking a break from working to enjoy the Crescent City. Yesterday the students continued working in two groups.
The first group continued demolition work on a house near the Hollygrove neighborhood. The students helped to remove a porch from a home. The home has been uninhabitable for the six years following Hurricane Katrina.
The other group worked with Catholic Charities to work to clean up an old school.
Later today the students will enjoy some free time in New Orleans. They’ll be able to see the aquarium, exploring the French Quarter and eating some traditional cuisine.
The students say they’re tired from all the work but have enjoyed the opportunity to help those in need.
Today will be the final day of work for the students. Tomorrow they’ll enjoy the culture of New Orleans before returning home Friday.
Jessica Uhlman, area coordinator, and Melissa Klinkhammer, the resident director of Nutt Hall and graduate assistant for volunteer services, are overseeing the trip with the students.
Here is a list of students participating in Alternative Spring Break:
Amy Jo Daniels
Klinkhammer will be blogging throughout the trip, so keep logging on to arkansastechnews.com throughout spring break to see progress made by Arkansas Tech students.]]>