Service-Learning

Reblog: GIS Service Learning Class Shares Field Research, Projects with Community

In Professor Kim Diver’s Introduction to GIS course, students learn to not only use Geographic Information Systems, but to harness their power to help community partners make a difference in Middlesex County. Olivia Drake has covered the work of this semester’s class: Five groups of students enrolled in the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Service Learning Laboratory course…

Community Building and Systems Change: An Update from CSPL 210

Students in Professor Joy Anderson’s Money and Social Change course have been hard at work all semester developing their Theories of Change and deciding which local non-profits would receive a portion of their Learning by Giving grant. The recipients will be announced at the 2014 Grantee Party on Monday, December 1 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Details to…

Consensus Decision Making: An Update from CSPL 210

What will CSPL 210 do with the $10,000 they received from the Learning By Giving Initiative? Here’s the latest update from Bobbby Cunningham ’15: The Money and Social Change class has made great progress since we first received our initial list of 275 nonprofits six weeks ago, and we’ve learned quite a bit about consensus decision…

Marathon Grant Making: An Update from CSPL 210

Sam Rispaud ’15 writes in with another update from Money and Social Change, a service-learning course taught by Professor Joy Anderson this fall: Today was an exciting week for the Money & Social Change class. By partnering with the Learning By Giving Foundation our class is given $10,000 to give to four non-profits in Middlesex county. This Saturday, the class…

Dance teaching Workshop (DANC341) and Practicum (DANC447)

If you enjoy dancing and would like to share your passion with others, or if you enjoy teaching and are curious as to what can be taught through movement, the Dance Teaching Workshop and Practicum offer the perfect opportunity to explore these interests while bringing weekly dance classes to the community. Course description from WesMaps:…

CSPL210: Money and Social Change (Fall 2014)

Have you ever felt like you could make real social change happen if you just had enough money to give? Leveraging funds for social and environmental good, it turns out, is far more complex than throwing money at problems. In a unique course being taught this fall by Criterion Institute president Joy Anderson, students will learn…