12th Annual Ideas to Serve Competition (I2S) Drives Discovery and Solutions with Social Impact

For the past 12 years, the Ideas to Serve (I2S) Competition organized by the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact (ILSI) at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business inspires students and recent alumni to think creatively about how to create a better world.

SLS Hosts In-Person Tour at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

This spring, SLS had the opportunity to host an in-person tour at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, led by staff member Jamie White-Jones.  As part of the experience, we asked students to share with us what was most impactful to them personally.  We are pleased to share those reflections with you!

SLS Offers Its First ABCD Short Course

Last month, in partnership with the School of City and Regional Planning, Serve-Learn-Sustain offered a short course on the basics of Asset-Based Community Development. “ABCD,” as it’s known, was founded by John McKnight and Jody Kretzman, who as local organizers and community researchers in Chicago, came to believe that existing deficit-focused frameworks for development missed what fundamentally animates and defines communities: their assets.

Partnerships are Atlanta's greatest tool for change

Sagdrina Jalal (Center for Civic Innovation), Jennifer Hirsch (SLS), and Dori Pap (Institute for Leadership and Social Innovation) recently collaborated on a guest column for Saporta Report, focused on the idea that Black women are pioneers of social innovation, and their long history of working to create community – even when exhausted, even while being ignored, even as credit goes to others – should be recognized..  For these three organizations,&nb

Building community with our AAPI students, colleagues, and partners

We are devastated by the violence being wrought on AAPI communities in Atlanta and around the country. We know that building community is one of the strongest ways to help everyone feel welcome and keep us all safe. We have been holding conversations in our classes and other activities where everyone can share what they’re experiencing, grieve together if they’d like, share resources, and identify new ways to support each other.

Serve-Learn Sustain Received National Recognition for Course Affiliation Program

Earlier this year, Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS) was announced as a winner of the 2020 Campus Sustainability Achievement Award by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The award, which honors higher education institutions for successful implementation of projects that advance sustainability, recognized SLS’s Affiliated Courses Program.  Over the past several months, AASHE has hosted a webinar series led by 2020 Award Winners.

Georgia Tech Library Sponsors Upcoming SDG Event and Announces Sustainability Research Resources

Are you working on a Sustainability Project? Do you need to find information? The Georgia Tech Library is here to help! Georgia Tech Librarians are here to support the research of the GT community.

Sustainability and Equity: A Conversation with Alex Ip

SLS strives to support students in connecting sustainability and equity, and seeing them as inextricable in the partnerships we forge, research we conduct, and learning we embark on together.

Serve-Learn-Sustain, CTL and RCE Greater Atlanta Partners Lead Initiative to Support Curricular Integration of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SLS is excited to share that we have expanded our work with Georgia Tech faculty to integrate community sustainability and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into courses and course modules. We are leading a collaborative initiative to expand SDG teaching tools and training opportunities throughout the RCE Greater Atlanta area—and beyond!

Going Global: A Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Curriculum Design Workshop