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Celebrating Campus-Community Partnerships

Story posted April 16, 2009

Celebrating Campus-Community Partnerships for the Common Good

A symposium highlighting Bowdoin student engagement in the local community

Thursday, May 7th
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Each semester hundreds of Bowdoin students enhance their learning through community engagement that connects them to the issues important to members of the Greater Brunswick community. In partnership with local organizations, students provide nearly 43,000 hours of service each year through research, problem solving and volunteer work. As students expand their understanding of an issue they also work to foster mutually beneficial ties between the campus and the community. This symposium provides a public forum for students to share posters, results and stories from both service and research projects they have carried out in local schools, social service agencies, cultural and environmental organizations. For more information, contact Janice Jaffe (798-4156) in the McKeen Center for the Common Good.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

The following is just a sample of this semester’s partnerships on display at the symposium:

Book Buddies and Coffin Elementary School

Econ 301:Economics of the Family and Volunteers of America CA$H Program

Food Forward and Midcoast Hunger Prevention Project

GEO 100: Geology and Androscoggin Lake Improvement Corporation

IS 240: Maine Social Research and Brunswick Housing Authority

Bowdoin Student Mentors and S.A.D. 75

SPAN 204: Intermediate Spanish and Mt. Ararat High School

Volunteer Lawyers Project and Pine Tree Legal Aid

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