Rebuilding New Orleans one school at a time
The NLU Service-Learning team is excited to share a service-learning opportunity. The NLU-NOLA Project has established partnerships with charter public schools and private preschools in New Orleans. We continue to work with the schools to arrange for groups of NLU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of NLU to travel to New Orleans every July and August. The schools' needs include (but are not limited to):
- Student pre-assessment
- Advice and training on a literacy program
- Advice and training on a math program
- Assistance in expanding the library
- Collection of school supplies
- Organization of school resources
- Facility improvement
Join the team working with the Recovery School District of New Orleans! To learn more about this opportunity, view our informational presentation as well as photos and blogs from past trips. The application includes general information about the trip logistics.
For more information, please contact the Civic Engagement Center at the Chicago campus, 312-261-3557 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trip to Washington DC with Public Policy Student Organization
Today's Mind's, Building Tomorrow's Future
Wednesday, March 25 - Sunday, March 29, 2009
Students, friends and faculty attended an Illinois Congressional Delegation and stayed to tour the White House and meet with their Representatives in Congress. Dr. Richard Longoria of the Public Policy Department also lead discussion briefings with the group to offer valuables insights and enhance tours.
Early Childhood Advocacy Day 2008
April 16, 2008
11 members of the NLU community went to Springfield, IL to join the Ounce of Prevention Fund in collaboration with Healthy Families Illinois to experience grassroots advocacy firsthand. They received pre-lobbying training and were given time to speak with Illinois legislators on key early childhood issues. The group shared their experiences at the 3rd annual Service-Learning Symposium at the Chicago campus. Click here to see more pictures and read students' reflections.
Beginning in 2007, NLU's Service Learning Team has organized groups of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of NLU to assist in rebuilding New Orleans one school at a time. The NLU-NOLA project committee has partnered with KIPP Central City Academy, the Samuel J. Green and Arthur Ashe Charter Schools, Royal Castle Kids Child Development Center and Happy Times Preschool to help improve and organize their facilities. An article in the Evanston Roundtable published in September, 2009 describes their work in greater detail.
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