This spring, SLS had the opportunity to host an in-person tour at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, led by staff member Jamie White-Jones. As part of the experience, we asked students to share with us what was most impactful to them personally. We are pleased to share those reflections with you!
Last month, in partnership with the School of City and Regional Planning, Serve-Learn-Sustain offered a short course on the basics of Asset-Based Community Development. “ABCD,” as it’s known, was founded by John McKnight and Jody Kretzman, who as local organizers and community researchers in Chicago, came to believe that existing deficit-focused frameworks for development missed what fundamentally animates and defines communities: their assets.
Sagdrina Jalal (Center for Civic Innovation), Jennifer Hirsch (SLS), and Dori Pap (Institute for Leadership and Social Innovation) recently collaborated on a guest column for Saporta Report, focused on the idea that Black women are pioneers of social innovation, and their long history of working to create community – even when exhausted, even while being ignored, even as credit goes to others – should be recognized.. For these three organizations,&nb
We are devastated by the violence being wrought on AAPI communities in Atlanta and around the country. We know that building community is one of the strongest ways to help everyone feel welcome and keep us all safe. We have been holding conversations in our classes and other activities where everyone can share what they’re experiencing, grieve together if they’d like, share resources, and identify new ways to support each other.
Earlier this year, Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) was announced as a winner of the 2020 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The award, which honors higher education institutions for successful implementation of projects that advance sustainability, recognized SLS’s Affiliated Courses Program. Over the past several months, AASHE has hosted a webinar series led by 2020 Award Winners.
SLS is excited to share that we have expanded our work with Georgia Tech faculty to integrate community sustainability and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into courses and course modules. We are leading a collaborative initiative to expand SDG teaching tools and training opportunities throughout the RCE Greater Atlanta area—and beyond!
Going Global: A Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Curriculum Design Workshop