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Students Premiere Haley House Documentary

December 19, 2012
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Re-enter: My New Community

Four seniors enrolled in VM 420 Documentary for Social Action, a service learning course in the Department of Visual and Media Arts, partnered with Haley House this fall to produce a documentary about their Transitional Employment Program (TEP).Haley House is a bakery café in Roxbury that offers pathways to a new life after incarceration. The film…

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Alternative Spring Break Program Gains Momentum

December 19, 2012
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Alternative Spring Break Group in New Mexico (2012)

All spring breaks are not created equal. Each year since 2001, groups of Emerson College students have decided to spend their break serving communities around Boston and across the country through the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program. This year, application records were shattered when the ASB leadership team gathered to review over 100 applications for…

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WR121-34 Publishes “Heritage | Origenes”

May 4, 2012
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Cover Photo of Heritage | Origenes Book

You can order a printed version of this anthology for $10. Click here for more information. Orders will close on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Students in Tamera Marko‘s WR 121-34 Bilingual Research Writing course (2011-12) at Emerson College have produced an anthology from eight of their course assignments: a proposition essay, a letter, an academic essay, a dream assignment proposal,…

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Alternative Spring Break 2012

April 30, 2012
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Group photos from the 2012 Boston and New Mexico Trips.

Over spring break, 27 Emerson students, faculty, and staff spent their week completing service projects for communities in Boston and New Mexico as part of Emerson’s Alternative Spring Break program. This year’s program focused on food issues. Both groups in Boston and Taos, New Mexico spent the week taking a hands-on approach to farming, and food access…

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Jumpstart at Emerson College: Reflections

April 30, 2012
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Jumpstart Corps member at a family night event.

Samm Leska, Blue Team, Team Leader Kaliese. There are so many things I can say about this little fireball. At three years old, she may stand only three feet tall, but she can give you a run for your money. As a second year Corps member, I thought that my year of Jumpstart would be easier the…

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Where Are They Going? Where Are They Now?

April 30, 2012
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Where are they going? Where are they now? Road signs.

WHERE ARE THEY GOING? Matt Durham ’12 will be serving in New Orleans next year through the AmeriCorps program City Year. The program runs for the course of a school year, and corps members serve as mentors, tutors, and community leaders to provide volunteer support in cities all across America. Matt believe that New Orleans will…

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Join Jumpstart at Emerson College for Fall 2012

March 30, 2012
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Jumpstart logo with book pages forming a heart shape.

Join Jumpstart at Emerson College Fall 2012 Have you started registering for classes? Make room for Jumpstart. You can make a big difference in just two afternoons a week. You will need to be available either: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00–6:00pm or Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00–6:00pm Apply Now Visit the Jumpstart at Emerson College Website for more information.…

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Office of Service Learning and Community Action Honored

March 23, 2012
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The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Award Image

  From Emerson College Today One of the key components of Emerson’s mission statement is its commitment to civic engagement. The Office of Service Learning and Community Action (SLCA) largely facilitates that part of the Emerson experience. Read More   View the email.

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WR121: Our Food Project

March 22, 2012
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Andrea Nunes & Daniel Sanjur

On a cold night in February, a group of Dr. Tamera Marko’s Research Writing 121 students gathered in her home to share a meal. Marko’s course, Power: Food, Music, and Re-Inventing Our University: Writing the Americas in Spanish and English, prompts students to use food to better understand and communicate the history, power relations, and…

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Documentary for Social Action

March 20, 2012
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Previous students enrolled in Documentary for Social Action

Fall 2012 Course Registration: VM420-05 Documentary for Social Action Wednesdays          6:00 – 9:45 pm          4 Credits Get a full production experience working in small teams to produce a promotional video for a nonprofit. Videos from this class consistently screen at festivals and fundraisers in communities. They tell real stories…

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