Celebrating Campus-Community Partnerships for the Common Good May 13

Story posted May 11, 2010

In partnership with non-profit organizations, Bowdoin students, working through the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good, provide nearly 43,000 hours of service each year in the local community. Such involvement not only enhances their learning, but connects them to the issues important to the community.

A symposium to highlight that involvement will be held Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the Morrell Room of Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The public is welcome; refreshments will be provided.


Students reflect on community service experiences in a video compiled during the service learning symposium held in December 2009.

The symposium provides a public forum for students to share posters, results and stories from projects they have completed in local schools, social service agencies, cultural and environmental organizations.

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Campus-community collaborations to be represented at the symposium include:

  • Book Buddies and Brunswick Junior High School
  • Bridge to Kids Mentoring and Big Brothers Big Sisters, S.A.D. 75
  • Common Good Grant Program and 10 local non-profits
  • Economics 211: Poverty & Redistribution and Volunteers of America Northern New England CA$H Coalition
  • IDEP 240: Maine Social Research and Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
  • Spanish 204: Intermediate Spanish and Mt. Ararat High School, Brunswick High School
  • Tedford Housing Volunteers and Tedford Housing
  • Theater 323: Acting Shakespeare and Brunswick High School
  • Weekend Service Trips and Camp Sunshine, North Haven Island, Carpenter's Boat Shop

To learn about many other ways Bowdoin students, faculty and staff are involved in the community, visit the McKeen Center for the Common Good Web site.

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