Senior Tisch Scholars complete service learning trip to Jamaica
Over winter break, seniors in Tisch College’s flagship Tisch Scholars for Citizenship and Public Service program completed their first collective service learning trip. Learn more about their trip through the stories below:
Conversation with Danny LeBlanc, Somerville Community Corporation
Somerville Community Corporation (SCC), located in the heart of Union Square, is an organization committed to preserving and enhancing diversity – economic, racial and ethnic – within the community. Recently, LeBlanc spoke about how SCC partners with Tufts students and faculty.
Conversation with Lisette Le, Chinese Progressive Association
The Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is a grassroots community organization which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Lisette Le, Tufts alumna and CPA staff member, took the time to speak about Tufts and her organization.
Spring 2011 Civic Engagement Fund recipients announced
Recently, Tisch College announced the Spring 2011 recipients of the Civic Engagement Fund (CEF). Open to all Tufts students, CEF provides advising support and seed funding for innovative active citizenship projects. more
Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund announces grants to 34 community organizations
The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) committee recently awarded grants to 34 organizations in its host communities of Somerville, Medford, Boston’s Chinatown and Grafton. TNSF collects donations from university employees throughout the year and then awards grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts’ host communities and that actively engage Tufts volunteers in their work.
Professor John Gaventa to receive Tisch Civic Engagement Research Prize
Tisch College is pleased to announce that political sociologist John Gaventa will be recognized with the 2011 Tisch Civic Engagement Research Prize. Gaventa will accept the award and deliver a public lecture on his work on April 14, 2011 at Tisch College. more
A Tale of Two Cities: comparing the best and worst cities for civic engagement
Peter Levine, Tisch College Director of Research and Director of CIRCLE, and Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg, CIRCLE Lead Researcher, were two of several co-authors of a new report released on January 24 by the National Conference on Citizenship and its Florida and Minnesota partners.
According to Tale of Two Cities: Civic Heath in Miami and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami is the least civically engaged major city in the country, and Minneapolis-St. Paul is the most engaged metropolitan area. more
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SAVE THE DATES – Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2011
Join us at Tufts Medford campus to celebrate 10 years of Tisch College and the long history of of active citizenship at Tufts!
On Friday, April 8th, our daylong conference, The Roles of Active Citizens in Improving Education, will explore the many ways individuals can effectively engage in this critical national challenge. This gathering is designed for everyone: students and parents, teachers and school board members, social entrepreneurs and volunteers.
On Saturday, April 9th, we will celebrate the remarkable contributions Tufts alumni make as active citizens. Alumni from all Tufts schools will share their innovative ideas and initiatives for social change. Attendees will leave inspired and equipped with valuable tools and connections.
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