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Tisch Fund for Civic Engagement Support Student-Led Initiatives

This year, we support a dozen projects or events related to issues like health, education, and social justice. » read

Tufts Health Schools Graduates Inducted Into Honos Civicus

Sixty-five Tufts medical, dental, nutrition, and veterinary students joined Tisch College’s honor society for active citizenship. » read

Tisch College Leads National Effort to Revitalize Democracy and Higher Education

Higher education is at a crossroads. Tisch College is collaborating with the White House and others in the field to identify solutions. » read

Breaking the D.C. Gridlock

Former congressmen Martin Frost (D-Texas) and Tom Davis (R-Va.) address political polarization when they spoke at Tufts as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series » read

From Idealism to Impact

As part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, three leading social innovators shared their stories and their best advice for those who want to change the world. » read

Graduating Students Honored with Presidential Award for Citizenship

Nearly half the students honored did important community work in conjunction with Tisch College during their time at Tufts » read

Helping Students Imagine a Future in STEM

The new STEM Ambassadors Program, a collaboration between Tisch College and the Center for STEM Diversity, is aimed especially at underrepresented youth. » read


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Frontiers of Democracy 2015
June 25-27 | 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
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While powerful forces work against justice and civil society around the world, committed and innovative people strive to understand and improve citizens’ engagement with government, with community, and with each other. Every year, Frontiers of Democracy convenes some of these practitioners and scholars for organized discussions and informal interactions. more

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Latest News

Tisch College Sponsors Talk on Gentrification

On May 14, The Tufts Community Research Center (TCRC)—an initiative founded and still sponsored by Tisch College—sponsored "Community Dialogue on Gentrification and Displacement: Advancing Learning Across Diverse Views and Sparking Community-University Inquiry." The event brought together a wide range of participants, including Tufts students, faculty members, and local community leaders from organizations like The Welcome Project, the Preservation from Affordable Housing, and the Somerville Chamber of Commerce. more

TCRC Announces Seed Funding for Community-Based Participatory Research Collaborations

The Tufts Community Research Center (TCRC) recently announced seed funding for two emerging community-based participatory research collaborations— Research and Action: An Exploratory Study of Dominican Immigrants’ Perceptions of Gentrification and Increasing Utilization of Preventative Care in Asian American Women in Massachusetts. more

Senior Awards Honor Tisch College Students

On March 28, five Tufts seniors—including three Tisch Scholars—who distinguished themselves as active citizens through their work in connection to Tisch College received the Tufts Alumni Association's Senior Award. more

Tisch College Sponsors Art about Racial Privilege

On March 26 and 27, Tisch College joined with the Tufts Art Gallery to sponsor a "flash collective" in order to create a public work of art about the impact of racism in the United States. more