Joseph McKeen
Center for the Common Good

Celebrating Community at "Bowdoin and the Common Good" symposium

Story posted May 16, 2012

Each year, Bowdoin students enhance their learning through community engagement that connects them to issues of public concern locally, nationally, and internationally. At the annual Bowdoin and the Common Good symposium, held on campus on Thursday, May 10, students shared posters and stories with faculty, staff, trustees, community partners, and fellow students about what they have learned from service and research projects they have carried out this year in schools, social service agencies, and cultural and environmental organizations.

In partnership with these organizations, students in more than twenty courses and independent studies, thirty student-led community service organizations, summer fellowships, and service immersion trips through the Alternative Winter Break and Alternative Spring Break programs deepened their understanding about educational access and equity, international connections at home and abroad, building sustainable communities, and poverty and social justice.

"Doing community service at Bowdoin has taught me [that] what we learn in the classroom can be translated to help and better understand the community." - Shanthi Purushotham '12

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