a group of eleven LMU students smiling during their Alternative Break trip

The Alternative Breaks Program offers a local weekend trip focused on gentrification. What is gentrification? Gentrification, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is "the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces poorer residents."

Gentrification occurs all around the United States including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Brooklyn. Alternative Breaks' Alternative Weekend will be focusing on several neighborhoods in Los Angeles that are currently undergoing gentrification and the efforts to stop the process.

Alternative Weekend Trip Details

Alternative Weekend Application is currently closed. Please contact alternativebreakslmu@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Application Information

  • Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and LMU Alumni are encouraged to apply
  • Any students can apply if already participating on an Alternative Breaks Trip for 2017-2018
  • Students will have one pre-trip meeting before trip departure