Community Outreach

Lafayette College

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 [...]

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September 24, 2008

Exploring Health Care in the Third World

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Neuroscience major Stephanie Fosbenner ’10 writes about her summer volunteering in Tanzania This past summer, I spent six weeks volunteering at the Bagamoyo District Hospital in rural Tanzania through an organization called Cross-Cultural Solutions. With a population of only 30,000 people, Bagamoyo is a relatively small village. It is a village where the unemployment rate [...]

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September 19, 2008

Providing Students with Better Educational Opportunities

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My service work in Kenya this summer. By Nganga Muchiri ’09 Nganga Muchiri ’09 (Nairobi, Kenya) and Catherine Munyua ’10 (Kanjuku via Thika, Kenya) spent their summer working to expand opportunities for students in a high school in Ikutha, Kenya. Their project was sponsored by a $10,000 grant from the Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects [...]

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August 5, 2008

Service-Learning Project Contributes to Health Literacy in Easton

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Students will work with local community partners Two professors are laying the groundwork for future community-based research by creating a health literacy project that will involve community partners in the Lehigh Valley. Starting in the fall, this unique research will take the form of a service learning project within sociology courses and eventually emerge as [...]

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June 18, 2008

Professor Deborah Byrd Contributes to International, Interdisciplinary Study on Single Mothers

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She will use her experience with Easton organizations to collaborate with researchers from the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia This summer, Deborah Byrd, associate professor of English, will contribute to a multinational, interdisciplinary research study on the development of empowerment programming for young mothers. She will be collaborating with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research [...]

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May 30, 2008

Providing the Community with Easy Access to Information

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Students work with Professor Debbie Byrd to produce child and health care resources for Easton By Danielle Ward ’08 Students working with Deborah Byrd, associate professor of English, have helped develop two directories meant to serve as childcare and health services resources for the people of Easton and the surrounding areas. The first publication is [...]

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April 8, 2008

Working toward a Better Easton

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My internship with the Weed and Seed program. By Danielle Rosiejka ’08 Government and law major Danielle Rosiejka ’08 (Allentown, N.J.) is serving an internship with the director of Easton’s Weed & Seed program. Weed and Seed is a nonprofit that tries to “weed” out gang violence, poverty, etc. in Easton’s West Ward and “seed” [...]

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March 28, 2008

Giving Teens the Support They Need

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My internship at the Easton Cyber Caf�. By Karlyn Adams ’09 Psychology major Karlyn Adams ’09 (Ford City, Pa.) is an intern at the Easton Weed and Seed Program’s Cyber Caf�. The Cyber Caf� offers teenagers a safe hangout afterschool. The Caf� provides students with homework help, healthy snacks, and access to computer and internet [...]