Right to the City - Curtis Bay: Community Engagement through a Mobile App Exploratory Session by Bus
Anthropology students and faculty at Towson University along with the United Workers-Free Your Voice have been working on a participatory action research project with high-school students in environmental science classes to qualitatively study the environmental hazards in South Baltimore. Curtis Bay, Maryland is located in the southern portion of the City of Baltimore, Maryland. The neighborhood is located in a highly industrialized waterfront area in the southern part of the city and receives its name from the body (cove) of water to the east in which it sits. The area has had a toxic history.
The deadline to book hotel rooms for the #CLDE17 is Tuesday, May 6
If you have already booked rooms at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, thank you for supporting #CLDE17 with your accommodations. By filling the hotel block, we can provide meeting space and conference amenities without needing to increase the meeting rate, and fulfilling that obligation helps us offset some of the costs of organizing and holding this annual meeting. Furthermore, filling our room block consistently helps us secure favorable contracts for future meetings.
One Small Step for Community
The Lowell Bennion Community Service Center at the University of Utah exists to connect the university with the community. In all we do, we strive to put service above self. We seek to understand the root of social issues and engage in positive change. We also know that our communities are stronger and healthier when we work, study, and serve in solidarity with one another. We believe that positive change requires many hands, many hearts, many voices, and all are invited to lend a hand. We know there are obstacles to service and we want to tear them down.
#CLDESTUDS17: Sessions Not to Miss
As the #CLDE17 Student Interns (#CLDESTUDS17) we are so excited to be a part of all of the workshops and learning lectures. There are so many unique, and interesting parts to this conference. We have decided to share our programs and the sessions that we are most looking forward to. Of course, we think all of the workshops will be outstanding, but these are the one’s that really make us excited for this conference. Hopefully, we will see some of you at the sessions, and we can discuss what we liked most!
Introducing CLDE to New Students through Community Partnerships
Working at an institution that values and remains committed to civic learning and democratic engagement (CLDE), the new student orientation and transition staff members at Fort Hays State University knew that we wanted to intentionally introduce new students to CLDE principles and how they could remain connected to CLDE opportunities throughout their time as a student. Thus, began the development of the multiple new student transition strategies focused on CLDE including the Golden Beginnings Pre-Orientation Program: Project Serve (a 48-hour, pre-fall orientation service immersion experience), the Big Day Out Orientation Service Project & Reflection during Tiger Impact Fall Orientation Weekend, CLDE as a core component of the First 40 Days at Fort Hays (welcome weeks) engagement strategies, and infusion of CLDE into Week 8 of the UNIV 101 Freshman Seminar course.
Thank You For Being a Mentor
Dr. Jennifer Miles, Ed.D., explores the importance of mentorship in student affairs