On December 29 to January 10, 2018, Lehigh’s Global Citizenship Cohort XIII (GCP) embarked on an educational adventure to Peru as a part of their faculty-led intersession trip abroad. The students traveled to Lima, Misminay, and Cusco to experience the rich culture and heritage of Peru. Many students expressed how educational and invigorating their trip was from visiting indigenous communities, museums, community service and more. Continue reading “Global Citizenship Cohort XIII Explores Peru over Winter Break”
On October 6-7, 2017, Lehigh’s Global Citizenship Program (GCP) embarked on an overnight adventure to Little Pond Arts Retreat in Nazareth, PA. The retreat connected all of GCP’s three cohorts at a camp-like venue for two days, where participants engaged in a variety of activities. Continue reading “Global Citizenship Retreat Provides New Connections and Reflective Discussions”
On April 13th, President of No Lost Generation-Lehigh Katie Morris ’18 and CCE Director Dr. Sarah Stanlick presented to the UN NGO Committee on Mental Health, Working Group on Refugee & Immigrant Mental Health.
Lehigh has had a relationship with our local resettlement agencies since 2010, through both the Global Citizenship Program and the Center for Community Engagement. This partnership, now with Bethany Christian Services, has incorporated service-learning, documentary film creation, tutoring, fundraising, and public advocacy.
The efforts of the Lehigh team have been featured in outlets such as GlobalSL.org, and recently, Stanlick and community partner/refugee resettlement site director Marla Sell published a journal article entitled, “Beyond Superheroes and Sidekicks: Empowerment, Efficacy, and Education in Community Partnerships“.
In response to the proposed travel ban via executive order, the Center for Community Engagement reaffirms its commitment to support of all of our neighbors through compassionate, coordinated, and continuous partnership. Whether it be through advocacy, standing beside our partners in ally-ship, or through engaged learning and research, we are up for the challenge ahead as we work towards a more just, equitable, and thriving world.
We were thankful to be recently featured on the exceptional global service-learning and engagement blog Globalsl.org for our response and work with refugee populations in the Lehigh Valley.
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