The sixth offering of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders will be held on June 2-5, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia. This unique executive development program is designed for leaders and teams responsible for developing institutional capacity for community engagement. Executives and teams will develop institutional plans for engagement and will return to their campuses with the ability to advance the institutions plan for engagement, as well as, effectively link community engagement to the teaching, research, and service missions of the institution.
Archives for January 2014
RISD partnered with the Mount Hope Learning Center for an MLK Day of Service at MLK Elementary School in Providence. Before the event, I helped to set up activity stations as well as the food tables in the cafeteria, where most of the festivities took place. Stations included screen printing, face painting, jewelry making, origami, and more. I served as a point person for volunteers and helped to relay the day’s plans and opportunities to volunteers and the public. The event gathered 130 volunteers and 175 kids with family. I acted as a floater as the day took on its own rhythm and generally engaged the kids and made sure the activities had all the resources they needed. Towards the end I helped to organize and facilitate clean-up.
Nicole Morse works with The Learning Community, a nationally recognized public charter school with a focus on literacy and an expectation of leadership at every level. The Learning Community is Rhode Island’s highest performing school with its level of poverty. Students meet or exceed RI’s average NECAP scores in reading, math, and writing despite a poverty rate that is twice the state average.
Partnerships for Success, with support from the Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), is pleased to announce a Spring 2014 round of PFS mini-grants. Download a mini-grant application here.
Please join the RI Partnerships for Success initiative and the Providence Children & Youth Cabinet for a statewide meeting and sharing practice event, Setting the Standard for Partnership Success.
Monday, February 3
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Slavin Center, Providence College
Nicole Morse, After School AmeriCorps VISTA at The Learning Community shares her MLK Day story…
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award!
We are very excited to have Suzy Alba begin with us this week as our new part time temporary program associate!
Leann HeathI was a single mother who never got a chance to finish college. At the age of 30, she decided it was finally time and enrolled at Roger Williams University. There, she discovered a program called College Unbound, an individualized project-based approach for adult learners. Without that program, it would have taken her years to finish my degree one class at a time. Because of everything College Unbound had done to help Leann to the finish line, it was important to her that she give back in some way. So, she applied for the VISTA position. As a VISTA, Leann works in two different areas to build capacity in College Unbound’s final year as a pilot program.