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Making peace, one child at a time

Some 150 sixth and seventh-graders packed a tiny classroom on the outskirts of Gulu, Uganda, a war-ravaged country whose children have remained at the center of conflict for more than two decades. Kids raised hands, drew pictures, voiced opinions, all of them eager to learn…
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Published On: June 14, 2010 | Tags: ,,,,
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Co-op Coordinator of the Year – Lisa Worsh

The Outstanding Co-op Coordinator Award was created to recognize excellence for a coordinator’s contribution to the success and growth of the Northeastern University Cooperative Education Program…
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Published On: April 21, 2010 | Tags: ,,
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Service-Learning as an Open Door to the Rest of the World

“Being a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant (S-LTA) has undoubtedly better prepared me for a career in Medicine, as well as been a fun and fulfilling learning experience…” ..
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Published On: February 1, 2010 | Tags: ,,,,
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Student turns teacher overseas

Working on co-op to teach poor teenage students in Bangalore, India, has inspired Krupa Asher to explore nonprofit management and pursue a master’s degree in social entrepreneurship upon her graduation this spring…
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Published On: January 21, 2010 | Tags: ,,,,,,
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Making a book that heals

At a foster home in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, where children were placed to recover from abuse or simply to gain some stability in their troubled lives, Anna Linck, a Northeastern student on co-op, infused hope and self-esteem…
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Published On: January 4, 2010 | Tags: ,,,,
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Human Services Professions Service-Learning Community Partner: Refugee Immigration Ministry

Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM) is an interfaith, community-based organization that works with refugees, asylum seekers, and asylees from around the world…
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Published On: December 15, 2009 | Tags: ,,,,
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Labor Studies

During a self-directed, independent learning experience from January to July 2009, Trillia traveled extensively in Argentina, even paying a visit to her father’s old family farm, as she sought to understand the after-effects of the 2001 economic collapse of the country, and the reaction of Argentina’s people…
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Published On: October 13, 2009 | Tags: ,,,,,
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Valuable lessons from teaching overseas

While on co-op teaching English in Turkey, Northeastern human services major Alexandra Budge, ’12, discovered she loves education—but she doesn’t want to be a teacher. ..
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Published On: October 9, 2009 | Tags: ,,,,
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For Goodness Sake

In addition to building their resumes, a growing number of students are using their co-ops to build a more hopeful world…
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Published On: September 18, 2009 | Tags: ,,
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Football’s Adams Nominated for Good Works Team

The Good Works Team honors football student-athletes across the country who make outstanding contributions to charitable organizations and community service…
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Published On: August 12, 2009 | Tags: ,,
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