Are you a student? Get involved!
In March, Avance Center staff participated in GW Preview Day for individuals accepted to the Milken Institute of Public Health. Director Mark Edberg and Co-Director Sean Cleary provided an overview of the center, our partners, and our programs. In addition, they reviewed the many ways students can get involved. Types of student involvement with the center include:
- Students conducting culminating experience (CE) projects in the community
- Doctoral students conducting research in the community or with other related immigrant/refugee populations.
- Students participating in, even spearheading Center activities – examples include the tutoring and community garden projects, with extensive support from GW Puentes (campus civic engagement group of Spanish bilingual students)
- Special research projects needed for the Center
- Students helping to assess the availability of nutritious food and drinking water in the Langley Park community (for the REACH project)
Specific examples of student involvement include the asset mapping study, a PhotoVoice project, and tutoring. Review previous students’ projects here. Interested in participating? Be sure to explore our current opportunities. You can view the entire Preview Day presentation here.