There has never been a more exciting time to be in Washington D.C., where it seems every weekend now features a new march or demonstration. Along with the politics are the monuments and museums of the Smithsonian, including the new blockbuster National Museum of African American History and Culture. Food, music and beer awaits in pop-ups in transitioning neighborhoods and the city is brimming with vitality. Break’rs will get to experience it all, and make an impact.
Beyond the politics and the tourists are 800,000 local residents, many of whom are coping with generational poverty and the devastating impacts of gentrification. Breakr’s will work with trusted non—profit partners at local food pantries and shelters, help with staffing after school programs; and building local urban gardens or restoring city parks and green spaces .
$395 covers ALL COSTS for your week long break, including housing, three meals a day, all local transportation, all volunteer supplies and tools, and exploring the community. We also offer every participant a personal fundraising site, and assistance crowd-sourcing the costs of your trips.
While days vary based on location, and some days are half days with time off to explore the local community, this is our typical schedule.
- Pre-Service Team Meeting
- Volunteer Service
- Post-Service Team Meeting
- Town Hall / Leadership Training
- Lights Out
Breakrs will be housed at the Richard England Clubhouse of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington DC, in the Northeast Quadrant of Washington D.C. Cots are provided, along with breakfast and dinner, with a box lunch while Breakrs are out working for the day.
While every Break’r is responsible for their own travel to and from the D.C. area , we provide pick up and drop off from these three transportation hubs, as well as providing all on-the-ground transportation during the entire week. Washington DC is served by:
: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) or Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) serve DC with a range of schedules and airlines.
: Union Station
: Union Station
And for individuals or groups that wish to drive, we provided a gated parking lot for any cars or vans parking during the entire week.
code of conduct
To ensure a safe and respectful experience for everyone – Breakers, staff, team leaders and partners – we expect everyone to conduct themselves with the highest degree of respect and maturity. All Break A Difference programs are drug and alcohol free, and a culture of respect for all differences is strictly maintained.