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Center for Career Development and Community-Based Learning

You don't have to wait until you graduate to put your knowledge to work. Through Community-based learning, you can collaborate with local high schools, conduct research with community partners and solve operations issues for organizations.

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Soup and Substance

Whether you are taking a community-based learning class or are just interested in learning more about social justice, Soup and Substance is a monthly event where you can learn how to make a difference. Each month, we will focus on a different topic related to civic engagement and leadership. A free (vegetarian) soup lunch will be provided.

Fall 2018 Events

All events are from 12 – 1p and take place in CC265

Tuesday, September 18
Danger of a Single Story

In her TED talk, novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reflects on how she found her authentic cultural voice – and warns that if we carry only a single story about another person or group, we risk a critical misunderstanding. During this session we will watch her TED talk and engage in a focused conversation about the video and the stories you carry and encounter too.

Tuesday, October 16
Deep Dive into Hunger in Dakota County
Presenter: Sophia Lenarz-Coy, Associate Director, Hunger Solutions

“Households don’t have much control over fixed monthly expenses like the mortgage or rent or utility bills. When things get tight, one of the first budget items cut is food. Individuals and families turn to food shelves for help making it through the month (hungersolutions.org).” What are solutions to food insecurity in our community and what can you do to help?

Tuesday, November 13
Strategies for Social Justice

What can one person do to change the world? A lot! Come to this event to learn about the many different ways to engage in social change and find strategies that work best for your interests and personality.

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