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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
The 629 members of the Class of 2016 will begin their college careers Aug. 23 during the first day of Lafayette’s new student orientation. Read the Class of 2016 orientation schedule The students officially will be welcomed to the College community Thursday afternoon during Convocation ceremonies opening the 181st academic year. President Daniel H. Weiss, [...]
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