Presentation on theme: "Addressing the heart of poverty"— Presentation transcript:
1 Addressing the heart of poverty Through experiential educationAddressing the heart of poverty
2 background5th Year Associate Director of the Center for Social Notre DameDirect Urban PlungeCo-Direct Minor in Catholic Social TraditionTeach CBL course: Poverty & PoliticsWorked in Chicago & DC beforehandConnect the 2 Feet: Need both
3 Center for Social Concerns 26 years: “learning becomes service to justice”Facilitates community-based learning, research & service thru CSTOver 15,000 participants in seminars
4 GoalThrough experiential education, assist students in developing proposed solutions to the systemic problems of poverty
5 Objectives for workshop Provide a replicable model of community-based learning in higher educationProvide a mechanism to engage alumni networks in summer internshipsEngage creativity in more deeply engaging non-profits
8 Poverty & Politics Why so many poor in the U.S.? Why care? Seek solutions to causes of povertyInterdisciplinary: humanities, arts, social sciencesTeam taught; focus on developing oral skillsStudents participate weekly in 1 of 4 non-profits addressing povertyCommunity-based learning coordinators
9 Community-Based Learning Coordinators 6 in local partner agenciesAIDS Ministries/AIDS AssistCenter for the HomelessLa Casa de AmistadLogan CenterRobinson Community Learning CenterSr. Maura Brannick ClinicPay part of their salary: depending on volume of studentsHelp students find placements w/ agenciesMeet needs of students & agenciesAssist faculty in creating cbl opportunitiesIndividual & course-related placementsTrying to develop courses & research out of agency needs
10 Summer service learning program 8 week service learning courseOver 240 students to over 110 sites nationally3 credit & $2,300 tuition creditFunded through alumni clubs: alumni contactOrientation/Spring; Reading & Writing w/ Immersion/Summer; Follow-up Session/Fall
11 International SSLP 8 week summer service learning course 42 students in 12 countries in so. Hemisphere3 credit & $1000 stipend; travel covered
12 QuestionsWhat models are you using to address poverty through experiential education?Are there similarities or differences?
13 Discussion What did you hear at your tables? What further questions did you have?