Alternative Breaks (AB) is a program within the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement that sends small groups of UT students to outside communities around the United States to help individuals grow as leaders and learn about social justice issues through an immersive service experience. Alternative Breaks is great for students who are passionate about social justice looking to spend their holiday break on a productive and interactive service learning experience. This year the program will be deploying two groups of students. One group will be working in East Austin helping to tell the untold narratives of longtime community members. The second group of students will be working in McAllen, Texas alongside community organizations on immigration and community issues.