Two Great Spring SLS Courses and a New Study Abroad to Check Out!

With course selection for the spring comes a slate of exciting SLS-affiliated courses! And in a special twist, we are also sharing the details of a brand new SLS- affiliated study abroad program. Read on and get excited to register!

Kendeda Fund Sends 3 Living Building Equity Champions to NAACP Conference in Pittsburgh

Interested in hearing more from the Equity Champions? Come to the Net Positive Symposium on Tuesday, October 18th, where they will speak on how they have found solutions to making a living building in the hot, humid climate of Atlanta.  If you are a student, faculty, or staff at Georgia Tech affiliated with SLS, contact SLS at about scholarships to the conference.

Global Goals::Local Progress - RCE Greater Atlanta Official Launch

RCE Greater Atlanta will hold its official launch event this Wednesday, October 10th, from 6:30pm - 9:00pm, at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.  Please join us - tickets are still available!  Click here to register.  Serve-Learn-Sustain has a limited number of complimentary tickets for students - please email us for information.  Rea

Starting a Social Enterprise: Boot Camp Recap

Interested in social innovation or starting a social enterprise?  Not sure where to start? Read about two students' experiences attending The Center for Civic Innovation's Social Enterprise Boot Camp, and then check out the SLS Fall Buzz Course on Social Innovation for Sustainable Communities.  Registration Deadline: October 2nd.

TransFormation Alliance Academy

The TransFormation Alliance focuses on equitable transit-oriented development.  The academy seeks to create a new generation of advocates, educators, activists, and collaborators who are read to see a difference in affordable housing and equal opportunity in Atlanta.  Read Ruthie Yow's account of what she learned in this workshop and how she worked with a group of twenty-two other passionate classmates to discuss how to create a more just Atlanta.  The Transformation Alliance Academy is seeking applicants for its new class! Please read more details and apply here.

The Millennium Campus Network Fellowship Comes to Georgia Tech

This summer, 285 schools from around the world applied to be sponsored by the UN Millennium Fellowship.  Only 11% of the campuses are accepted, and within these campuses only a select group of fellows are chosen to represent their campus.  The 15 to 20 students chosen make up that campus’s cohort, and the Class of 2018 is the first to include a cohort of 18 fellows from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Read about the Georgia Tech cohort and how their projects relate to equity, education, outreach, environmentalism, and energy efficiency

Parks and Recreation - Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad

The Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad Program offers students the opportunity to gain insight into global civil society, learn about the challenges of creating and leading effective and sustainable social enterprises, and make a positive impact by working closely with a non-profit organization in Budapest, Hungary.

SLS Announces 2018-2019 Event Series, "Think Global, Act Local"

Happy New Semester to All! We are excited to announce our Fall Event Series. This year at SLS, we’re embracing -- and exploring --  the call to “Think Global, Act Local.”  Within that broad theme, SLS’s focus this semester is Community Health.

Alternative Service Breaks: Belize

By: Madeline Smerchansky

It was 4 AM the day after the last day of Spring semester and I was headed to the airport with a group of complete strangers. We were a diverse group of students from all majors and years. After a few sleepy flights and a crowded layover, we had made it to Belize. It was almost the beginning of the rainy season, so the humidity was off the charts and it rained off and on for days. We met our hosts and started on the 4 hour van ride to the EcoLodge, where we were staying.

Sustainable Development and Climate Change Study Abroad in Italy

In the program Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Italy, Georgia Tech students spend five weeks living and studying in Venice.  While there, students take two SLS affiliated courses and participate in multiple field trips to locations across the country.