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.
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
Check out the latest news from Tisch College as we look forward to an exciting 2014. Read new dean Alan Solomont’s welcome message as he takes over leadership of Tisch College, meet the recently-selected 2017 Tisch Scholars class, catch up on what the Tisch Faculty is doing, and more.
Dear friends, I’m excited to begin my role as dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. I look forward to building on the College’s solid foundation, applying my passion for active citizenship and public service to propel Tisch College to new heights.
With the addition of nine new members in the 2013-2014 school year, Tisch College now counts 44 professors among its affiliated faculty. Through their teaching and research, they are exemplary active citizens who promote civic engagement throughout the university. » read ...
Madeleine Pelton, International Relations, A16
Maddy is volunteering at the YUM Project run through the Somerville Welcome Project, which empowers immigrants in Somerville through English language and advocacy programs. At the YUM project, Maddy works closely with immigrant run restaurants in Somerville. Through YUM cards and the YUM event in the spring, the YUM project aims to promote cultural exchange through food.
Learn more about the Scholars program.
For additional details about active citizenship events on and off campus, please check our current opportunities page.
U.S. Navy Honors Dean Alan Solomont
On February 21, Tisch College Dean Alan Solomont received the U.S. Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award, its highest honor awarded to a civilian. Solomont, former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra, was lauded for his partnership-building efforts in Spain and support of the Navy and all of the nation's men and women in uniform. more
In the latest issue of Diversity & Democracy, a publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Tisch College's Senior Programs Manager Mindy Nierenberg writes about the development of Civic Seed, our innovative video game to train students for civic engagement. more
On February 8, Active Citizens of Tufts Alumni - Boston (ACT Boston) held its third annual gala at Workbar, Cambridge. Recent alumni, current students, Tisch College staff, and many others got together for an evening of food, drinks, and fun, with proceeds benefiting our Active Citizenship Summer program. more
Tisch Scholars and Staff Visit Spelman College
This week, four Tisch Scholars had the opportunity to visit Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, where they attended a lecture by Kimberlé W. Crenshaw and met with students from Spelman's Social Justice Fellows program. more