Online course designed to prepare students for global social impact work
The Staley School of Leadership Studies is offering Introduction to Global Development, Partnerships, and Social Change, a fully-accredited online course designed to deepen students' thinking in respect to social impact work in international contexts. Through a unique partnership with the nonprofit organization Omprakash Edge, the course will use multimedia content from across the social sciences to help students grapple with the social and ethical complexities of attempting to do 'service' across gaps of culture and power. The program encourages participants to think critically about international aid and volunteering, and works to push back against problematic trends in "voluntourism". Through the Omprakash online methodology, students enrolled in the course will be in dialogue with a network of mentors engaged with global community development work. Staley School faculty member leading the course is Dr. Eric Hartman, who holds a PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, where he focused on international development. Learn more about this partnership, Omprakash and how you can get started.
Call for papers: Civic Leadership for Social Justice
The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access electronic journal published by Missouri State University with the American Democracy Project. This special issue of the eJournal, Civic Leadership for Social Justice, considers the intersection of public affairs and civic leadership for social justice. The Staley School of Leadership Studies faculty members, Kerry Priest PhD and Brandon Kliewer PhD, are currently serving as guest editors. They are accepting submissions that report on civic leadership projects and approaches that encourage people to accept the responsibility of social justice. For submission guidelines and instructions, please visit: https://ejopa.missouristate.edu. For more information please contact, Brandon Kliewer at email@example.com or Kerry Priest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HandsOn Kansas State engages Manhattan community through Furniture Amnesty Day
HandsOn Kansas State will be hosting their annual Furniture Amnesty Day on Friday, July 24. This community-wide service event encourages the community to properly dispose of unwanted furniture, recycling it for others to use and keeping it out of the landfill. Volunteers will be needed from 7 AM to 5 PM to pick up furniture from homes in the Manhattan area and assist those at the event. Learn more, donate furniture, or volunteer!
Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership
The Staley School of Leadership Studies is very excited to announce, in partnership with Points of Light, the certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership! The certificate is available to anyone across the country with a passion for positive community impact and is ideal for undergraduate students or national service members. Learn more about our Community-Engaged Leadership certificate.