2019 Spring Symposium Brings Community Engaged Students and Faculty together to Share Scholarship

Thanks to everyone who attended, presented and supported the Spring 2019 Nashman Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship!

The symposium brought students and faculty from The Schools of Nursing, Business, Engineering, Education, Medicine, Media and Public Affairs, Columbian College, community partners working with students in courses and members of the GWU community together for an afternoon of community engaged scholarship discussion and dissemination. 75 students presented their work at the symposium showcase using video galleries, posters or laptop presentations to show attendees their research findings in unique ways. Students discussed a wide variety of topics-some presented information on their service site, others showcased community engaged research projects. Many of the student presenters are enrolled in courses designated by the Nashman Center as community engaged https://givepul.se/0xnbhq and their research and service in the community are woven into course objectives.

During lunch participants discussed data from the National Center on Citizenship DC Civic Health Index https://ncoc.org/research-type/2014dcchi/ at their tables with faculty facilitators and challenged each other to think about what kind of neighbors we are when we work with and in the DC community.

The day ended with reflection panels led by students and faculty with discussions on a wide range of issues including sustainability, Knapp Fellowship and Eco-Equity Projects, service with Latinx communities, community service as good business, pathways to service and issues of race and service.

We thank everyone for being part of Community Engaged Scholarship at GWU!

Spring 2019 Symposium on Community-Engaged Scholarship

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The Spring 2019 Symposium on Community-Engaged Scholarship is coming up on Friday, April 26th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Marvin Center.

We will be heavily featuring Nashman Affiliated Faculty and the great community-engaged scholarship students have been doing in their classes. For a program and more information, visit our Symposium page here. You can RSVP here.

We’re excited to see you all there on April 26th!

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Chavez-Huerta-Itliong Celebration and Call to Action: March 28, 29

You are cordially invited to attend GW’s fourth annual Chavez • Huerta • Itliong Celebration and Call to Action.

The event brings community members together to honor the work, values, and dedication of change agents committed to making the world a better place for all. It is a day where we are encouraged to reflect on our collective responsibility to stand for equity and justice and heed the calls of activists before us to continue the struggle for progress.

This year’s theme is Juntos - Magkasama - Together. It highlights the coalition building and collaboration that is necessary for social movements to create an impact.

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Call for Undergraduate Papers at the IUJSL

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An exciting new opportunity for undergraduates to be published in a peer-reviewed journal is available! The International Undergraduate Journal for Service-Learning, Leadership, and Social Change (IUJSL), which is dedicated to providing undergraduate students a venue to discuss their service-learning projects and experiences, has issued a call for papers by undergraduate students.

The journal considers 3 types of articles:

  1. Articles that discuss the development of a service-learning project and the impact of the project on the community served

  2. A case study of a service learning project

  3. A reflection on service-learning and the development of personal leadership

Each article will be reviewed by selected readers and the member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced, excluding block quotations which should be typed single-spaced, and references.  To ensure anonymity, author’s names and affiliation should appear on a separate cover page.  Articles should not exceed 15 pages.  Authors should follow APA format.

Submissions should be sent in Word format. Do not add headers or page numbers. Submissions can be sent by email to: Ned Scott Laff, Ph.D. (ned.laff@gmail).

This is a great opportunity for undergraduates, so be sure to share with service-learning students!

2019 Active Citizens Conference

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The William and Mary 2019 Active Citizens Conference will take place on March 23rd, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join students, faculty, and community leaders coming together to learn about the best practices for impacting community and mobilizing social change. 

Register for the conference by March 13. Thanks to generous sponsors the event will now be free with transportation provided by the Nashman Center, so this is a great opportunity to learn and collaborate with engaged students from across the area!

Contact Colleen (cmpack618@gwmail.gwu.edu) to secure transportation with Nashman. Students are encouraged to register by Friday March 1st so that we have time to secure registration & transportation.

The 2019 Summit on Homelessness and Poverty

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The Community Empowerment Fund, which is a student organization that uses relationship-based support to assist community members to work towards their housing, employment, and financial goals, will be hosting the 2019 Summit on Homelessness and Poverty from March 1-3, 2019, in North Carolina.

For more information, you can visit the site for the Summit on Homelessness and Poverty or look at their website here. Last year, students at Brown University held the first inaugural Summit on Homelessness and Poverty. In doing so, they brought together a coalition of student organizations from across the country dedicated to dismantling systems that perpetuate hunger, homelessness, and poverty. This year, Duke and UNC will be hosting the Summit.

You can register here. They can also provide transportation/accommodation scholarships for students who might have economic barriers to attending the conference. Be sure to tell your students about this amazing opportunity!

Save the Date: Chavez Huerta Itliong Day, March 28-29, 2019

You and your students can be involved in this GW tradition celebrating the farmworker's movement and honoring these social change makers. You can learn more about the events for Chavez Huerta Itliong Day by subscribing to their newsletter and following them on twitter @chidayGW! Want to engage even more? Check out the learning and service opportunities with Operacion Impacto https://givepul.se/akkbm

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Share with Students: The Nashman Center is hiring for the 19/20 Academic Year.

Share with Students: The Nashman Center is hiring for the 19/20 Academic Year.

If you have students in your undergraduate or graduate courses who would be a great fit for positions at Nashman (including federal work study) please have them apply!

Students access the application here 2019-2020 Nashman Center Student Leader Application and can find the job descriptions here: Documents tab on GWServes

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