Service Learning

Lafayette College

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 [...]

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March 13, 2008

Kristen Tyler ’10 Will Tackle Social Injustice in Chile this Summer

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Service learning program runs May 31 – July 26 While many of her fellow students will be returning to jobs and catching some rays this summer, Kristen Tyler ’10 (Rancho Palos Ve, Calif.) will be tackling social injustice in Santiago, Chile. Tyler will be traveling May 31 – July 26 with a community-based learning (CBL) [...]