Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration
The Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration (CESC) connects community work with academic life by supporting students to embed community work directly into their curricular studies. The Jandon Center for Community Engagement is the organizational hub for the CESC. Drawing on the rich course offerings from all of the Five Colleges, as well as from the breadth of resources and expertise of the Smith Jandon Center for Community Engagement to define a focus of study related to forging equitable systems and structures. Expanding and deepening understanding of local, national and global issues affecting communities. The CESC Concentration develops the skills, awareness and knowledge essential to engaging mindfully and effectively with communities. Examples of students’ areas of interest have included immigration and citizenship, public health, education, law and social policy, community organizing, community design and built environments, grassroots narratives and environmental justice.
Proposal to Implement An Institutional Food Recovery System and Fortify Existing Sustainable Programs on Campus, Shastia Azulay
Does Public Art Matter?: Visual Art as Placemaking, Abby Golden
The Racial Gap in Exclusionary Discipline Policies, Mia Hwang
Textbook Affordability at Smith College: Affirming Smith's Commitment to creating an inclusive, equitable and accessible educational community, Natalie Laroche
The Importance of Mentorship in Fostering Change Among Young Parents Utilizing Co-Creation Principles, Asmae Lichir
Community Centers as Hubs for Collective Wellbeing, Rosa Porta