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Lafayette Literacy Day

March 9, 2014

Photo Gallery: Literacy Day Cultivates a Passion for Reading

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Last weekend, local children took part in a variety of student-organized activities based on the book Falling Up by Shel Silverstein during Lafayette’s 14th annual Literacy Day. Organized by the College’s America Reads-America Counts team, the program promotes enthusiasm for reading. View more images of Literacy Day on Flickr Four student groups chose a different poem [...]

Markle Hall

November 12, 2013

Campus Will Fight Hunger and Homelessness Nov. 12-22

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By Sean Grim ’14 The Lafayette community will join ranks to fight poverty during the College’s Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 12-22. Activities will include making and delivering sandwiches to the hungry in Philadelphia, crafting scarves for Easton’s homeless, answering trivia questions on www.FreeRice.com to earn rice for hungry people in Third World countries, [...]

Students take blood pressure readings in Duyure, Honduras

July 12, 2013

Students Address Community Needs through Alternative School Break

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Composting to create rich soil, building barbed wire fences, and creating spaces to allow horses to be free-range animals were just a few of the ways Lara Ruggerio ’15 (Haddonfield, N.J.) spent her winter break in Costa Rica. Through Lafayette’s Alternative School Break (ASB) Club, Ruggerio led a team of 11 students and two faculty [...]

At the annual Community-Based Learning and Research Expo, Provost Wendy Hill announces the creation of the Center for Community Engagement and the appointment of Professor Debbie Byrd as its inaugural director.

June 18, 2013

New Center for Community Engagement Launched

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Lafayette has launched the Center for Community Engagement to support and expand experiential learning opportunities through partnerships with communities at the local, national, and global levels. “I think this is a step that can lead to something really amazing that will highlight and enhance all the work that we’re doing,” says Bonnie Winfield, director of community partnerships.

Lafapalooza 2013

May 13, 2013

Lafayette Serves Communities in Easton and around U.S. for Lafapalooza

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Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni helped community organizations in Easton and cities across the country in April during Lafapalooza ’13: Lafayette’s National Day of Service. View more images of student and alumni projects on Flickr Students in the Easton Community On April 27, students volunteered for projects benefiting Easton Area Neighborhood Center, Easton [...]

Literacy Day

March 4, 2013

Photo Gallery: Students Share Passion for Reading During Literacy Day

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Local children took part in a variety of activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday last weekend in Farinon College Center during Lafayette’s 13th annual Literacy Day. Organized by the College’s America Reads-America Counts team, the program promotes enthusiasm for reading and includes a teen conference in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. Literacy Day is [...]

Louis Wheeler ’15, left, Katie Graziano ’15, and Zachary Walck ’15 in the CBLR Living Learning Community on Monroe Street

January 23, 2013

CBLR House Serves Lafayette and Easton Communities

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A few times a month, the three student residents of the new Community-Based Learning & Research (CBLR) house come together to talk about what they are learning from their community service activities. These reflection sessions help them stay focused on the purpose of their Learning Living Community (LLC), one of 13 that opened in college-owned houses [...]

Xiao Cui ’13, Maurice Bennett ’06, Danielle Harris ’09

December 3, 2012

Leaders Mentor Students Interning at Nonprofits

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Six students who served internships in the nonprofit sector gained additional insight into the inner workings of nonprofit organizations through the Leadership Development Program. The program, which is supported by a three-year, $12,000 gift from KNBT, provided a weekly speaker from a local nonprofit, followed by an interactive roundtable program, for five weeks over the [...]

Make a Difference Day

October 19, 2012

Students Make a Difference Volunteering in Easton

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Over the weekend, more than 120 students, faculty, and staff volunteered for service projects throughout the Easton community during the annual Make a Difference Day. View and share more images from Make a Difference Day on Flickr “I think it is incredibly important for Lafayette students to know and appreciate the fact that they are [...]

Kristin Anderson '14 and Deborah Byrd, professor of English, stand in the storage room at the Easton Area Neighborhood Center. As part of their research, they distribute items to expecting and new parents.

September 5, 2012

Professor Deborah Byrd and Kristin Anderson ’14 Work to Design Housing Programs for Young Parents

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“One of the things I’ve discovered in working with young moms and dads is that they are often in desperate need of safe, affordable housing, particularly after they graduate from high school,” says Deborah Byrd, professor of English. Since 2005, Byrd has been involved with the Family and Development Research Program (FDRP), which provides mentoring [...]