Reflections

Turning challenges into opportunities: Georgia Tech interns, partners respond to COVID-19

At the close of SLS' Summer 2020 Internship Program, Ruthie Yow (SLS Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist) wrote a guest column for Saporta Report, highlighting the challenges of moving 44 internships to an entirely virtual environment and the opportunities that arose to incorporate issues pertaining to the current moment.  In partnership with the Center f

Supporting Black Students - Students' Perspectives

Camryn Burke, a 3rd year LMC major, recently wrote an article for Georgia Tech's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) highlighting responses from some her fellow black students regarding their advice to faculty for creating a more supportive environment for them.  SLS is pleased to share her post!

The Power of Art in Challenging Times

Mira Kaufman, a 4th year Public Policy major, and SLS Student Fellow, participated in the SLS Internship Program this summer and worked with Transformation Alliance (TFA), a broad partnership of organizations from the private, public and nonprofit sectors dedicated to creating thriving, mixed-income communities anchored by transit and linked to all the opportunities and amenities that make Atlanta great, whose mission is to off

SLS VIP: Building for Equity and Sustainability

I had the pleasure of participating in the SLS affiliated VIP: Building for Equity and Sustainability in the Spring of 2020. I wanted to join because I had a surface-level interest in what sustainability and equity meant in the built environment.

Centering Racial Equity: Listen, Learn, Lament, Leverage, Love

Isabelle Musmanno has been involved with SLS throughout much of her time as a student at Georgia Tech.  In addition to attending events and workshops, she served as an SLS Global Student Ambassador in the Summer 2018 Leadership for Social Good study abroad program and in the Summer 2019 Costa Rica study abroad program.  Most recently, Isabelle has been part of the Summer 2020

Remembering John Lewis - and Gearing Up for Phase 2 Registration

Saddened by the loss of an Atlanta and civil rights icon, SLS takes a moment to honor the legacy of John Lewis.  The NYT's obituary is an excellent primer on his life, and we also encourage you to read Ibram Kendi's Atlantic pie

Racial Equity and Sustainability - Event TONIGHT & Resource List

Serve-Learn-Sustain and Georgia Tech’s iGniTe program present a BlueJeans Live Event: “Centering Racial Equity in Equitable and Sustainable Development”
Monday, July 20, 5:00-6:00pm

Living Future 20: Sustaining Hope Within Crisis

The Living Future Conference, normally held in person, came together online this year in May.  The theme of “Sustaining Hope Within Crisis,” originally intended to reflect climate emergency, became more relevant in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) asked themselves, “what does good look like?” for gathering the global community online.  They determined it was a time to be together as much as possible, through whatever means available, to share ideas, stories, and hopes, but also fears, obstacles, and concerns. 

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