Bank of America recently sponsored Collegiate Challenge, Habitat for Humanity’s alternative spring break program. More than 700 students from 32 American and Canadian schools volunteered to participate in the program. Foregoing the traditional spring break, the participating students worked on Liberty City homes under construction by Miami Habitat. The students worked on various construction activities, such as roofing, carpentry and dry wall installation. The emphasis of Collegiate Challenge focused on preparing homes for further volunteer participation during Habitat’s Blitz Build 2011. The student’s expressed that their participation in Collegiate Challenge was not only very rewarding, but also provided an opportunity to meet other students as well as the future Habitat homeowners. Collegiate Challenge, which takes place during March and April is a yearly Miami Habitat event.
-"I have built with Habitat for Humanity previously in different areas of the United States, but my experience in Miami was by far the most impactful. Our group built in Liberty City, and it was amazing to see how necessary it is to build there, and how much of a difference Habitat makes in transforming the city. The crew we worked with in hopes of improving Liberty City was a very large factor in creating an amazing experience....thank you once again to Habitat for Humanity Greater Miami as well as the crew members David, Bobby, Leon, Gavin and Evan for a great life-changing experience. Please inform them that they made a large impact on California State University San Marcos, and that we appreciate all of their dedication to our team during our week in Miami."
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Collegiate Challenge students welcome Bank of America volunteers.