Campus Compact VISTA Welcomes the 2019-2020 Corps

In July, Campus Compact for Southern New England welcomed 25 new VISTA members for a year of national service at host sites in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Virginia. This is the third VISTA cohort in Southern New England, with new members joining 10 other VISTAs already in service or renewing their service this year. Campus Compact VISTA members dedicate a year of service building capacity for anti-poverty projects focused on K-12 and college education equity, workforce development, basic needs security, addiction prevention and recovery, and mental health. Campus Compact VISTA is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the…

Deliberative Dialogue Blog: Part One

The following is part one of a three-part blog series by Sharyn Lowenstein, Ed.D., Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Community-Based Learning at Lasell College. What is deliberative dialogue? Deliberative dialogue is a structured discussion on pressing social issues in which participants explore the prevalence, severity, and parameters of an issue and then explore ways of addressing it through three or more options. The goal is to learn together, understand one’s own personal stake, look at the issue and its possible treatment from multiple perspectives, weigh the pros and cons of each option, and, if possible, come to a…

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