Agents of Change: Harnessing the Power of Higher Education for Community Change

Posted by Gannon University on March 23, 2015

Conference Description:

Experiential learning, community connection, place-based learning, engaged scholarship, institutional citizenship—the movement travels under different names from campus to campus and community to community, but the trend is clear: higher education is mobilizing its intellectual capital to address critical community issues and support positive change.

This 2-day conference on the campus of Gannon University is inspired by the history and evolution of the Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps*VISTA project in Northwest Pennsylvania that has been facilitated by Allegheny Colleges for the past 12 years. Service teams from partnering community sites and institutions of higher education will showcase exemplary projects that have utilized student leadership and scholarship to bridge the gap between campus and community to battle poverty and advance social justice.

The format for the conference includes inspiring plenary sessions, individual workshop on model programs and help develop the tools needed for strong campus-community partnerships and design sessions that offer you the opportunity to plan projects with the assistance of the conference team and its colleagues.

Dates: Friday, March 27, starts with registration at 4:30pm through Saturday, March 28 at 3:45pm

Cost: $35 includes all meals (Friday dinner + reception and Saturday breakfast & lunch)

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