Rebuilding Education in New Orleans
“New Orleans is the Silicon Valley of public education,” said Lisa Schlakman, AG07, an early education professional and alumna mentor for Tisch College’s inaugural Active Citizenship Summer (ACS) New Orleans Fellowship program.
In 2005, the city’s school system was virtually destroyed by Hurricane Katrina – leaving a void and an opportunity. more
A Summer of Policy and Politics in the Big Easy
“There is no typical day in New Orleans,” said Grainne Griffiths, A14, a fellow in Tisch College’s Active Citizenship Summer (ACS) program. Working with the non-profit advocacy organization Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families, Griffiths is getting an on the ground view of how education policy is made, influenced, and implemented at the state and local levels. more
Ounces of Prevention
Every day, Tufts students benefit from the experience and engagement of community partners, such as Mark Alston-Follansbee at the Somerville Homeless Coalition. “I didn’t know anything about homelessness,” said Mark Alston-Follansbee, Executive Director of the Somerville Homeless Coalition.We were sitting in his office, a small but cozy space in the basement of 1 Davis Square, and a welcome refuge from the downpour outside. more
Catalyzing the Knowledge Reaction
Associate Professor Arthur Utz has a vision for integrating community outreach, communication, and education into the science curriculum at Tufts. As chair of the chemistry department in the School of Arts and Sciences, Utz has supported the department in partnering with communities and educating students to communicate with non-scientists – all while undertaking his own research with implications for the future of sustainable energy. more
Exploring the Frontiers of Democracy
With a civic awakening taking place in many countries around the world, Tisch College recently gathered leading civic practitioners and researchers to explore how civic education contributes to this larger effort. This year’s Frontiers of Democracy conference considered a wide picture of work and ideas that promote civic vitality. Watch the talks from Frontiers of Democracy
GROWing in Achham
Partnering with Bayalpata Hospital in Achham, Nepal, David Meyers, A13 Laura Corlin, A13 and Sindhya Rajeev, M15 adopted a mobile platform called FLOW (Field Level Operations Watch), which collect health data in real time via questionnaires, stored images, and GPS coordinates. Using Android devices and the FLOW system, the team is helping to make a radically transparent and accountable health system possible in rural Nepal for the first time. Read more in their blog
#YouthTruth: Get the Facts on Young Voters
With the 2012 Presidential Election well underway, CIRCLE recently launched #YouthTruth, an educational campaign to address myths about young people. As part of the Campaign, CIRCLE will provide stakeholders with the research and resources they need to tell an accurate story about youth election participation, contributing accurate, timely, and contextualized research and data to public conversations about youth election participation. more
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