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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.