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PAR Project: Racism

Racism in the employment arena continues to have devastating effects on racial and ethnic minorities in the US. To be excluded from opportunities for meaningful employment and advancement is to be denied access to the fundamental pathways to esteem and credibility in our society. This PAR project began to challenge instances of discriminations in our local community. Working with representatives from the employment sector, concered citizens from the community and the university initiated an effort to document the extent and nature of employment discrimination in our county, and to analyze its historical and contextual influences. The results of this research…

Public Service Center

Cornell’s Public Service Center was founded in 1991 to support public service initiatives that connect academic study with real world experiences. The Center engages students and faculty in service and social action, using service learning theory as the basis. Academic instruction is combined with community-based experiences to help students develop the ability to understand and solve problems in a more complex way. Website: http://www.psc.cornell.edu/

Summerbridge COPC

COPCs are working with their towns and Summerbridge to develop innovative summer programs that are free of charge and bring at-risk youth on to college campuses. For 6 weeks low-income youth can explore Cornell and all the resources it has to offer and be turned on to the idea of attending college. For more info contact Barron Pollak, Director at 607.216.0510 or e-mail at PBP3@cornell.edu

Multicultural Issues in Urban Affairs

  URBAN SEMESTER PROGRAM Multicultural Issues in Urban Affairs HE470 Seminars are normally embedded in the site visits. 3 credits This course uses New York City as a classroom. The landscape, built environment, and people in it are our texts. A great teacher, Paolo Freire, once said that we need to learn how to “read the word and the world.” This is what we will do in this course with an emphasis on reading the world. Two parts direct our attention. The first part focuses us on the formation and development of this multicultural city. We will traverse lower Manhattan…

Perspectives in Human Ecology

Preparations for Fieldwork: Perspectives in Human Ecology Dwight Giles, Instructor Spring 1992 CLASS TIMES Section 1: Tuesday and Thursday, 10: 10 12:05, Room NC3 5 MVR Section 2: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 4:25, Room NG35 MVR OFFICE HOURS: Mondays, 1:30 4:00, and by appointment, Room 170d MVR TEACHING ASSISTANTS Michael Dill Susan Losee Steve Sharon Sharon Siegel Paul Weisenfeld Teaching Assistants’ Office Hours are posted on Room 154, MVR, they will also be distributed in class. COURSE GOAL The goal of FIS 200 is to provide pre-field students with instruction and practice field learning skills that will enable them to…

Web-GIS and Environmental Justice

This is the second GIS Applications workshop that is focused on the theme of Environmental Justice and GIS. It is intended to provide a forum where students can share their portable technical skills with community groups that bring place-based knowledge to a project. The cooperation between Cornell CRP and the Community University Consortium for Regional Environmental Justice is unprecedented. This workshop reflects two agendas: 1) identifying and developing strategies for planners and technology to assist community-based organizations in their day to day struggles for environmental and economic justice, and 2) the need to produce a system of web-pages that presents…

Community Service Workshop

Department of City and Regional Planning College of Architecture, Art, and Planning CRP 479 Community Service Workshop (3 Credits) Fall 2000 Class Meetings Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 9:50 pm 208 West Sibley Hall Instructor: Kenneth M. Reardon, Ph.D. Associate Professor in City and Regional Planning Office: 202 West Sibley Hall Office Hours:Mondays, 1-3 pm ; Wednesdays, 1-3 pm Teaching Assistant: Kristin Rosacker Office: 202 West Sibley Hall Course Description: CRP 457 Community Service Workshop is a service-learning course offered by the Department of City and Regional Planning in cooperation with Cornell University’s Public Service Center. The course offers students the…