Michael Sherraden delivered the keynote address at the Grand Challenges for Social Work event “Economic Equality and Financial Capability” in October at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.
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University of Denver hosts Grand Challenges event featuring Sherraden
Michael Sherraden will deliver the keynote address at the Grand Challenges for Social Work event Economic Equality and Financial Capability on October 25 at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.
$1.06M federal grant for St. Louis YouthBuild expands chances for at-risk youth
The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday confirmed a grant to St. Louis YouthBuild of $1.06 million to support academic and occupational skills training for at-risk youth. Washington University is is a partner with YouthBuild, a relationship that was seeded by an event early this year initiated by the Center for Social Development.
McBride receives Odyssey Medal
Amanda Moore McBride, Ph.D., received an Odyssey Medal from Hendrix College during its Oct. 23 Founders’ Day Convocation. Dr. McBride was honored in the category of “Service to the World.”
Service learning program improves academic, social behaviors in at-risk youth
Research shows that a service learning program implemented into middle school curriculum is having an impact on both academic and social behaviors in seventh-graders – particularly those who have been deemed most at risk of difficulties in school.
Journal issue features groundbreaking work in field of international service
A special issue of the “Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement” features a collection of studies breaking new ground in international service.
Volunteerism is powerful but undervalued, finds first State of the World’s Volunteerism Report
Today marks the ten year anniversary of the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer and the release of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program’s very first State of the World’s Volunteerism Report.
Program improves lives of disabled veterans
Post-9/11 disabled veterans furthered their education, improved employment prospects and continued to serve their community through participating in The Mission Continues’ Fellowship Program, finds a new study by the Center for Social Development at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.
International service and higher education: New research looks at how programs impact both student and community
International service in higher education takes many different forms, from internships and alternative spring breaks to study-abroad programs and credit-bearing international service-learning programs.
Former Peace Corps leader to speak at international service and higher education symposium
The Center for Social Development and the Gephardt Institute for Public Service at Washington University in St. Louis and DukeEngage of Duke University will host a symposium on international service and higher education from March 30-April 1 at the Knight Center at Washington University.
‘Striving to Save’ still garnering positive reviews nearly a year after its publication
Striving to Save: Creating Policies for Financial Security of Low-Income Families was published in February, 2010 to acclaim from economist Stuart Rutherford, Assistant Secretary at the US Department of Treasury Michael Barr, and Director of Brandeis’s Institute on Assets Thomas Shapiro.
Peace Corps at 50: Connections can benefit both volunteer and community
CSD at the forefront of research looking at the impact of international service on host countries.
Innovations on forefront of Center for Social Development’s research on international volunteer service as Peace Corps Marks 50th anniversary
Although 50 years have passed since the founding of the Peace Corps and international service is currently growing worldwide, little rigorous research has been conducted on its impacts.
Do helping hands forge lasting ties?
An American volunteer who builds a school in Haiti today may help create global goodwill for tomorrow, according to a study by Washington University in St. Louis researchers.
Center for Social Development and Brookings Institution host international volunteer forum in D.C.
Experts on volunteerism will come together for the International Volunteer Service Research and Policy Forum Wednesday, June 23, at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.