According to the Macmillan Dictionary, a trifecta is "a series or set of three things or influences."
This spring break, more than 30 Ambrosians engaged in a trifecta of unique trips that will influence them for a lifetime.
What they didn't do was lie on a beach in Florida or sleep in. They served students in an alternative school in Appalachia. They traveled to Charleston, S.C., to renovate a historic home for—and with—a family in need. They volunteered in East St. Louis, Ill., a town that epitomizes the detrimental effects of unemployment, ineffective local government, drug abuse and gangs.
Through these stories we hope to give you a sense of their experiences.