Story posted April 16, 2009
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 AidRead about last semester's symposium!