Sustainable Communities Summer Internship Program - Reflections from Past Interns

SLS launched the application for the Summer 2022 Sustainable Communities Summer Internship last week, and the application process is open through Friday, February 4th.  This internship program provides student interns with practical experience in supporting solutions for sustainable communities through real-world experience with community partners in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.  Please see our website for ad

NEW Teaching Tools! Visit the SLS Teaching Toolkit for Resources and Lessons

With a new semester underway, this is a terrific time for faculty to get reacquainted with the SLS Teaching Toolkit and to explore the NEW tools added over the past year. As you seek out opportunities to learn more about pressing issues such as climate resilience and racial inequality and identify ways to incorporate these real-world challenges in your courses, the resources and lessons in SLS’ Teaching Toolkit can help.

Building for Equity and Sustainability VIP: Transforming Perspectives on Equity and the Built Environment

In just a few days, the 5.5 years I’ve spent at Georgia Tech as an undergraduate and graduate student will be coming to a close. The ritual end-of-college tasks are nearly complete – I've solidified an exciting job, taken my last final, and purchased my regalia. All that’s left to complete the deed is to walk across the stage this upcoming Saturday. I'm excited for a new chapter, but can't avoid the feelings of nostalgia that accompany the closing of 5.5 years (a fair chunk) of my life.

Serve-Learn-Sustain Receives Global Recognition for Sustainable Development Initiatives

During the 12th Global RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development) Conference last month, two RCE Greater Atlanta regional sustainability education network initiatives — Building Effective ESD in Higher Education through Multi-Institutional and Community Collaboration and EQUINOX: Catalyzing Community-Centered Scholarships and Partnerships — were announced as 2021 RCE award winners.

What is Social Innovation, Anyway?

In November, Dori Pap from GT’s Institute for Leadership and Social Impact (ILSI) published the first of four blog posts that we are writing on Social Innovation, “Social Innovation – Where Do I Start?,” sharing a multitude of ways that students can learn about the topic, inside and outside the classroom. In this December post, we explore the question – what is Social Innovation, anyway?

Spring 2022 SLS-Affiliated Courses Highlight- Don’t miss these terrific SLS-affiliated courses – your spring schedule is calling for them!

Climate talks in Glasgow have recently concluded, and the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. Communities- and the country- are responding to decisions in high profile court cases that embody the clarion call: Black Lives Matter. The forces that reshaped our lives, work, and studies in 2020 are still at work upon our institution and our society in 2021.

Chris Burke Chosen as 2022 Anchor Fellow by national Anchor Institutions Task Force

Congratulations to Chris Burke, GT’s Executive Director of Community Relations, for being chosen as one of five fellows from across the nation to participate in the 2022 Anchor Fellows Program run by the national Anchor Institutions Task Force.

SLS Affiliated Course Spotlight: Dr. Stephanie Boulard’s Serve-Learn-Sustain France Program in Metz

Each Fall Semester, Georgia Tech-Lorraine students take learning outside the classroom and into the community with the Serve-Learn-Sustain France program. Students who have completed the intermediate level (French 2001-2002) or are at the advanced level (French 3000-4000) can participate in this unique program taught in French, deepening their knowledge of French language and culture through experiential learning focused on sustainability. This year’s program is led by Dr.

Social Innovation - Where Do I Start?

The term social innovation (SI) has been around for 35 years, and yet we are still defining what it means.

Youth empowerment and equitable design in Clarkston

This summer, SLS intern Husdon McGaughey worked with high school students from Clarkston in the Youth Participatory Action Research Institute (YPAR), a month long program focused on empowering youth by teaching them research and community advocacy skills.  YPAR is a partnership between History and Sociology professor Allen Hyde, Serve-Learn-Sustain, and Upper 90, a Clarkston community organization.  Hudson highlights his experience as a summer intern in a recently