Community Outreach

Monica Manglani ’13 with children in the Dominican Republic

September 15, 2010

Monica Manglani ’13 Starts Baking Business to Support Poor Children and Was Nominated for a Pepsi Refresh Grant

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An eye-opening experience on a school break trip has inspired Monica Manglani ’13 to spend her other breaks from school raising funds to help children. In June, Manglani (Woodbury, N.Y.) went to the Dominican Republic on an Alternative School Break trip to work with a group called Orphanage Outreach. During her week there working with [...]

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April 5, 2010

Service Learning Celebrated April 8

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Easton Mayor Sal Panto to speak; 20 groups will present their community-based learning projects; NYC filmmaker Shanti Thakur to present documentary Twenty groups of Lafayette students and faculty who are working on academic courses and projects in communities ranging from Easton to New Orleans and Honduras will present their research and experiences from 4-6 p.m. [...]

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March 29, 2010

Instilling a Passion for Change

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Stefanie Mircovich ’10 writes about her experiences on Alternative School Break Club’s Civil Rights Tour Stefanie Mircovich ’10 (Wyckoff, N.J.), a double major in American studies and anthropology & sociology, served as team leader for Alternative School Break Club’s Civil Rights Tour March 13-20. Along with Bonnie Winfield, director of the Landis Community Outreach Center, [...]

Lafayette Celebrates Black History Month in February

February 1, 2010

Lafayette Celebrates Black History Month in February

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Events include lectures, an art exhibit, films, discussions, workshops, and performances; The keynote address by Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 has been postponed Lafayette will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February with lectures, an art exhibit, films, discussions, workshops, and performances. The celebration’s keynote address by award-winning author, filmmaker, and professor Molefi [...]

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November 14, 2008

The Art of Hands-On Printmaking

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Students work with local children at the Experimental Printmaking Institute Students provided more than 40 local children with a hands-on printmaking experience in a fun, collaborative, community environment. As part the Landis Community Outreach Center’s Kids in the Community and Teens in the Community programs, 27 students and members of Lafayette’s printmaking staff held three [...]

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October 15, 2008

Three Years After Katrina, New Orleans Continues to Rebuild

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Katherine Reeves ’10 writes about her experience working with Lower Ninth Ward residents Katie Reeves ’10 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is a member of Lafayette’s Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project team. The group is working with residents and institutions in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans to help with the district’s redevelopment, and the [...]

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October 9, 2008

Sandra Jacinto ’11 Serves the Community with Music Therapy

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Music and psychology double major volunteers for numerous Easton organizations Sandra Jacinto ’11 (Washington, D.C.) is using her skills to serve the local community. A double major in music and psychology, Jacinto loves to be involved in service activities, particularly those that apply her majors. Jacinto has been playing the piano for 14 years. Each [...]

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October 8, 2008

Psychology Course Provides Real World Learning Opportunities

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Students serve internships at organizations around the Lehigh Valley This semester, seven psychology majors are taking their classroom knowledge into the workplace by interning at locations throughout the Lehigh Valley. Alan Childs, professor of psychology, regularly teaches an advanced applied psychology class for junior and senior psychology majors, in which students may choose to participate [...]

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September 29, 2008

A.J. Ernst ’09 Brings His Hometown ‘Community’ to Easton

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English major is planning to start a new non-profit organization focusing on various outreach initiatives English major A. J. Ernst ’09 (Lawrenceville, N.J.) is expanding his hometown community service project into Easton. With the help of fellow Lafayette students and many individuals and organizations throughout the area, Ernst is establishing a non-profit organization, “The Community,” [...]

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September 25, 2008

Working to Make a Difference

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Benjamin Swartout ’11 heads student efforts to raise awareness of genocide in Darfur Benjamin Swartout ’11 (Upton, Mass.), a civil engineering major, is the student leader of the Darfur Team of Lafayette’s chapter of Amnesty International. Amnesty International and the Policy Studies program have led the campus’ activist efforts concerning raising awareness of the human [...]