Content with Institutions : Bloomsburg University

Migrant Community Project

Rural central Pennsylvania hosts a transitory and semi-permanent migrant community serviced by education and social welfare agencies. These agencies function in a climate of resource loss due to federal, state, and local downsizing. Students need opportunities to experience multicultural, real-life situations preparing them for careers and responsible citizenship. The Migrant Community Project, a collaboration between Bloomsburg University professors, the SOLVE and Admissions offices, and local education and social welfare agencies benefits all involved. The Project’s goal is to challenge the University and relevant service agencies to facilitate the concept of service-learning by developing an interdisciplinary teaching and research process that…