Reflections

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

Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business launches the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business (“Center”) at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business launched on October 21, 2021 the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact (“Compact”), an inclusive and collaborative initiative focused on galvanizing climate action in Georgia.

Liam's Legacy Inclusive Teaching Symposium: Friday, October 22nd

Presented by Serve-Learn-Sustain and the Center for Teaching and Learning, in partnership with School of History and Sociology (through a grant from the Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund in support of the Conference on Human Rights, Changes and Challenges).

Georgia Tech Passes SACSCOC Fifth-Year Interim Report, Receives Commendation for Serve-Learn-Sustain

Recently, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accepted Georgia Tech's Fifth-Year Interim Report and commended the Institute for the success of the Serve-Learn-Sustain program.  The Institute also received a commendation from the accreditation body “for the exceptional execution” of its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known on campus as Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS). In her letter to Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera, SACSCOC President Belle S.

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