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Strengthening Community Partnerships

Co-hosted by the Office of the President, the Office of Community Relations, and Tisch College, the Presidential Symposium on Community Partnerships brought together close to 150 people committed to establishing fruitful partnerships. » read

Making the Path as they Walk

Navigating college can be difficult. For students who are the first in their families to go to college, it's even harder. The new Tufts First Generation Student Council looks to provide a support system to help these students thrive and succeed. » read

Tisch Fund Awards more than $15,000

The Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement awarded more than $15,000 to 19 groups or individuals working on issues as diverse as cholera in Haiti, peace in Rwanda, and racial dialogue on campus. » read

A Public Act of Healing

Tisch College Faculty Fellow Diane O'Donoghue is leading efforts to restore thie Währinger Jewish cemetery in Vienna, a once beautiful burial ground that suffered Nazi desecration and decades of neglect. » read

Fighting for (Healthy) Food Security

The Tufts Food Rescue Program picks up produce and other healthy food that would otherwise be discarded by places like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, and delivers it to homeless shelters and food pantries. » read

Service and Leadership Symposium featuring General McChrystal

On Wednesday, February 19, Tufts University and the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service launched Tufts 1+4, a novel bridge year program for students of all economic backgrounds to engage in a year of full-time national or international service.

Tisch Scholars Learn Through Service in Puerto Rico

This past winter break, 12 students in Tisch College’s flagship Scholars program experienced civic engagement in a different context as they visited and performed service in several Puerto Rican communities. » read

 

Featured Scholar

Wayne Yeh, American Studies, A16

Wayne is partnering with Generation Citizen, a non-profit organization aiming to strengthen our nation’s democracy by empowering young people to become engaged and effective citizens through advocating for systemic change. Wayne is working as a Democracy Coach to an eighth grade class at Josiah Quincy Upper School in Downtown Boston's Chinatown. Wayne also joined the executive board of the Tufts Generation Citizen chapter to help reach out to more schools in the Tufts host communities: Medford, Somerville, and Boston's Chinatown.

Learn more about the Scholars program here.

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Latest News

Tisch College and School of Medicine Celebrate Civic Partnership

Last month, Tisch College Dean Alan D. Solomont spoke at the Tufts School of Medicine’s third annual Community Service Learning (CSL) reception. He was on hand to help announce that the program will now be called the Tisch College and Tufts University School of Medicine Community Service Learning Program. more

School of Medicine Holds Campus Visit for Local Students

Students at the Tufts University School of Medicine recently hosted a group of 7th graders from the Eugene Wright Science and Technology Academy,  in Chelsea for a day of fun and learning as part of the IDEAS in Medicine program, supported by the Tisch College Civic Engagement Fund. more

Tisch Scholars Organize College Fair in Shiprock, NM

A group of sophomore Tisch Scholars recently returned from an alternative break trip to Shiprock, New Mexico, where they helped lead a college fair, as well as college and career-readiness workshops for youth in the Navajo Nation. more

Lawrence Lessig Talks about Power and Corruption

Co-sponsored by Tisch College, Harvard Law professor and activist Lawrence Lessig delivered a thought-provoking lecture entitled "Just Standing Far Enough Outside" about leadership, power, and political corruption. You can now watch the recorded lecture. more