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Panther Breakaway

Students who are looking for an opportunity to volunteer and learn about a social issue over winter or spring break should consider the Panther Breakaway program. Panther Breakaway, Georgia State University’s alternative break program, is offering nine unique trips this year throughout the southeast on a variety of different social issues.

Winter break trips last from December 13-17, 2017 and include the following trip topics and locations: race relations in Birmingham, poverty and income inequality in Miami, women’s issues in Knoxville, and refugee resettlement in Jacksonville. Spring break trips last from March 11-18, 2018 and including the following trip topics and locations: urban education in New Orleans, Immigration and the Latino community in Memphis, public health and society in Orlando, disaster relief in a location to be determined, access to justice in Atlanta and community building in Costa Rica.

Year after year, Panther Breakaway participants rave about the great times that they have had on their trips. However, the experience is one that lasts a long time after participants return. While on their trips, volunteers spend their time serving the community and better educating themselves on the social issues on which the trip is focused, one of the more meaningful aspects of the trip. Once returning, participants are encouraged to plug back into volunteering and social advocacy in the Atlanta community.

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Service Project

>> Service Projects

Find a project or organization that you would like to support.

Work Study

>> Work Study

Gain valuable experience in the Federal Work Study Program.

Volunteer Hours

>> Service Recognition

Track your service hours and earn awards.

alternative Breaks

>> Leadership

Develop and enhance your leadership skills through service.

Student of the Month


Civic Engagement has named Juan Galvis the Student of the Month for the month of November. Juan is a senior at GSU majoring in Neuroscience. He demonstrates leadership, perseverance and commitment through his volunteer positions…. more>>

Recognizing Outstanding Community Impact


Each year, Civic Engagement proudly hosts the Carl V. Patton President’s Awards for Community Service and Social Justice to highlight the exemplary work that Georgia State University’s students, faculty, staff and organizations do in the community. Congratulations to our 2017 winners! Click here to view our 2017 winners.

Hunger & Homelessness

Homeless Service Project

November 13-18, 2017
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual event held in November. Each…more>>

Panther Breakaway


December 13-17, 2017
March 11-18, 2018
Various Cities

Students who are looking for a meaningful way to spend winter break can join Civic …more>>

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service
January 21-25, 2018
All Day
Downtown & Greater Atlanta Area

MLK Day of Service is an annual event that is held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.…more>>

Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks
September 12-November 28, 2017
Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m.
Student Center West, Suite 474

Free coffee and light refreshments are provided. Different social issues are discussed each…more>>