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Urban Americas: Community Based Learning

Students in the Urban Americas community, as part of their learning about cities, communities and social change, will engage as active participants in comunity organizations. Students are required to complete a minimum of ten hours at a site they choose and to log their experiences in their observation notebooks.

Community Based Learning Sites

William Byrd Community House

  • Urban Farmlet assistants
  • Byrd House Market volunteers

Peter Paul Development Center

  • After School Program classroom assistants
  • Food Distribution volunteers

RVA Rapid Transit

  • Researcher (design and execute survey to collect information about Broad St. Rapid Transit lines)
  • Organizer (assist in growing and activating existing audience)

John Marshall High School

  • Classroom leader (PACE)
  • GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP) mentor