Reflections

Why are communities most affected by research often the last ones involved?

Georgia Tech graduate and former SLS Student Assistant, Nicole Kennard writes about her research and collaborating with communities and community organizations.  Nicole is currently a doctoral researcher at Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Sheffield, United Kindgom, where she is conducting research related to urban agriculture.  Read more in her guest column in the Saporata Report.

RCE Youth Network Hosts First RCE Americas Virtual Conference

In April, the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network partnered with the RCE Georgetown Youth Corps to host a virtual conference open to all youth in the RCE Americas.  Attended by over 25 college students across the Americas, it was an opportunity to engage with each other and discuss efforts to make the world a better place.  David Pendered from The Saporta Report, attended and wrote this piece.

TWO Climate Change Related Opportunities - Internship and Fall Course

This summer and fall, we have two exciting opportunities related to climate change: an innovative Fall semester course, and a Summer 2019 internship.  

Turner Foundation Awards Grant Supporting the Region's First Sustainability Network

The Turner Foundation recently awarded the Georgia Tech Foundation a $40,000 grant to support two projects of the region’s new sustainability network, RCE Greater Atlanta, officially acknowledged by the United Nations University. The projects include a training program on the U.N. SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to be led by the RCE Greater Atlanta Youth Network and the fourth iteration of the Environmental Justice Academy leadership development program.

Inaugural RCE Americas Youth Network Virtual Conference - Last Day to Register

Georgia Tech students have helped plan a conference taking place this week that is aligned with the work of the United Nations, and all students are invited to “attend” the virtual event. The last day to register is TODAY, Monday, April 15th.  Register HERE.

Ideas to Serve Competition (I2S) - April 11th - "Know What You Don't Know"

Join the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship and Serve-Learn-Sustain on Thursday, April 11th at 6pm for the Ideas to Serve (I2S) competition.  Students will present their work through a Poster Session and through pitching their ideas to a panel of expert judges from Atlanta's social impact space.  The final

Don't Forget about the People Who Are Already Here: Urban Sociology through Oral Histories in Grove Park

History and Sociology Assistant Professor Allen Hyde writes in the Atlanta Studies online journal about an oral history project conducted in 2018 in his Urban Sociology classes (HTS 3012).

SLS in Computer Science Capstone Design

This spring marks the first semester that the Computer Science Capstone Design program is offering an “SLS Section.” This section’s curated partnerships give CS majors an opportunity to engage with local nonprofits, social impact entrepreneurs, and community organizations as their project partners. The students of the SLS section had their own Introduction to SLS session in the beginning of the term and were required to attend SLS’s Service Learning and Community Engagement Orientation.

Volunteers Around the World: Alternative Service Break in Guatemala

This winter break, I spent 9 days leading thirteen of my Georgia Tech peers on a medical outreach service trip to San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala through Georgia Tech’s student organization, Volunteers Around the World (VAW). San Pedro is a beautiful community about four hours west of Guatemala City, situated on Lake Atitlan, in the mountains. The objective of our days was to run pop-up medical clinics in rural nearby villages, taking care of patient needs through four main stations: intake, vitals, consultation, and pharmacy.

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