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Apply for the Fall 2014 Nonprofit Fellows Program

Apply for the Fall 2014 Nonprofit Fellows Program

Nonprofit Fellows earn a minor in Nonprofit Studies in a single semester. Join this small, close-knit community of motivated students for three integrated courses and an internship with an area nonprofit. The program features outstanding guest speakers and site visits and a close connection to your faculty and fellow students.

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Whistles and Whispers

Whistles and Whispers

In the streets of Santiago, the music lives everywhere. In the rhythm of the street sweepers, the “whoo-hee-hoo” whistles and pss-pss-pss whispers of the men as ladies pass, the sing-song tones of retro car horns, a song emerges as the day begins. And it never stops.

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Students Establish Meal Assistance Fund

Students Establish Meal Assistance Fund

Yara El Mowafy and Jordan Bivings, co-founded the Student Meal Assistance Fund in partnership with University Life, Auxiliary Services, Sodexo, the Office of Student Support and Case Management (OSSCM), and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

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AB Jamaica 2013

AB Jamaica 2013

In January, 2013, rather than rest on their post-semester laurels, a team of George Mason students spent part of their winter holiday getting active in a remote Jamaican community.

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NCLC 348: Digital Futures

NCLC 348: Digital Futures

Lesley Smith is an associate professor in New Century College. Her course, NCLC 348: Digital Futures, focuses on digital activism through “participatory-action” projects.

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PSYC 427: Community Engagement for Social Change

PSYC 427: Community Engagement for Social Change

Dr. Lauren Cattaneo is a tenured faculty member at George Mason University’s Psychology Department. Using her expertise on community psychology and social justice, Dr. Cattaneo created a new course, PSYC 427: Community Engagement for Social Change. The class applies service-learning techniques to maximize the learning experience.

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NCLC 210: Sustainable World

NCLC 210: Sustainable World

Andrew Wingfield, an associate professor in New Century College at George Mason University uses service-learning as a pedagogical tool in his course, NCLC 210: Sustainable World. The course focuses on how to make campuses and communities more sustainable

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PSYC 327: Psychology in the Community

PSYC 327: Psychology in the Community

PSYC 327: Psychology in the Community was developed to engage students in community outreach, and to integrate their reflections on those experiences with other psychology courses. It is taught by Michael Hurley.

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