Give pulse gives you an easy way to check service hours for the entire time they are at GW as a student or faculty. Here are three easy steps to find the summary of your service hours.
Step one: go to Givepulse and log in using your GW email login.
Step Two: click your name and click summary
Step Three: a PDF summary of all your hours will appear on the screen for you to save or print. Don't forget that all hours for this year must be in by April 24th! Be sure to submit hours now to avoid problems in April and thanks for serving!
The Nashman Center recognizes students, faculty, staff, and community commitments to community engagement, scholarship, and social innovation each year. Click here to see if you are eligible for graduation awards!
The Knapp Fellowship award is just around the corner. The award will recognize one or more innovative proposals each year and will provide support for their implementation. Up to $10,000 will be awarded each academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students with one more semester may apply independently or with a group of students to design and create solutions that will make a significant difference in the lives of others. Awardees must work with the support and guidance of a faculty member on their research and action projects and must be enrolled at GW for the full Academic Calendar year in which the award is being given in order to qualify as a candidate for the Knapp Fellowship.
One key application component is that you must be enrolled at GW for the full Academic Calendar year in order to qualify as a candidate for the Knapp Fellowship.
Click here to see previous winners and their projects!
This year's 2019-2020 winners are Zaniya Lewis, and Yesenia Grajeda Yepez!
Click here to learn more about Zaniya's project!
Click here to learn more about Yesenia's project!
Faculty, TAs and GAs please join us for an online virtual tutorial about your course and how to register students on GWServes/givepulse. We will review how to see student hours, how to edit your class, how to find your community partners and ass to your page and how students add their impact hours. Weblink for each day will be sent out ahead of the sessions. Down below are the times and dates for the sessions. RSVP link down below.
January 10th at 10am
January 11th at 10am
January 14th at noon
January 15th at noon
RSVP by clicking here!
The DC Area Educators for Social Justice has formed a new working group for DC area middle and high school teachers who are committed to teaching with a "people's history" lens. Their next meeting will be December 14th, with a focus on teaching with the New York Times' 1619 Project and learning how to engage students in the food justice summit at UDC. Link here for more information.
The Global Women's Institute recently announced the release of a new toolkit for bringing research to action to address violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian settings. Link to the toolkit here.
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Millions of American children live in families with incomes below the poverty line. A wealth of evidence suggests that growing up in poverty compromises children’s ability to grow and achieve success in adulthood, hurting them and the broader society as well.
Congress asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a comprehensive study of child poverty in the U.S., and to identify evidence-based programs and policies for reducing the number of children living in poverty by half within 10 years. The National Academies appointed a committee with expertise in economics, psychology, cognitive science, public policy, education, sociology, and pediatrics to conduct the study and issue a report.
The committee’s report identifies four packages of policies and programs that emphasize both poverty reduction and work incentives that could substantially reduce child poverty in the U.S. This includes two options that reduce child poverty by 50 percent. These packages expand upon existing policies and programs, such as SNAP, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, and offer up new ones, such as a national job training program and a universal child allowance. The costs of these packages range from $9 billion to $108.8 billion per year and have different impacts on child poverty, jobs, and the federal budget. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released the report makes clear that poverty has deleterious consequences for all children, and that a much higher proportion of racial/ethnic minority children and children in immigrant families are exposed to poverty’s harmful effects.
To read more about the report click here
A social call for social justice writing assignments has been issued from our colleagues at Prompt, a Journal of Academic Writing Assignments Prompt. This journal publishes previously taught writing assignments with commentary by the author, and they are interested in writing assignments from any discipline that tackle social justice issues, activism, or civic engagement.
Proposals are due January 15th
Link for more information: Prompt Call for SJ Assignments