Developing Global Service Learning Projects

The Center for Global Service Learning awarded two Global Service Learning Grants in Spring 2012 for the incubation of two new GSL projects:

Transitional Shelter (Gustavo Cortez): Dr. Cortez and his team of students are developing a transitional shelter system that will enable the rapid construction of stable shelter by using the resources available in the host country after a natural disaster.

Financial Freedom for the Poor (Juan Castro): Dr Castro and his team of students are developing a pilot program on financial literacy and micro-enterprise in Longview that will be used in the developing world to help communities develop sustainable entrepreneurial enterprises.

From left to right, front row: Karen Rispin (Wheels Project), Norman Reese (Wheelchair Project Assessment). Back: CGSL Director Kelly Liebengood, Castro, Cortez and Annie Olson (Visual Literacy and Problem Solving Research).

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