This proposal puts forth a collaborative research project to examine different facets of urban agriculture in the Washington neighborhood with both Sacred Heart Community Service’s La Mesa Verde (LMV) Program and Garden2Table.
This project will develop an academic program to allow SCU undergraduates and Washington community members to work in collaboration on community-based research projects while earning a certificate from SCU in Participatory Action Research (PAR).
The Mindfulness Project will foster personal and professional leadership skills among undergraduate students by creating a platform through which they can design, develop and teach lessons on applied mindfulness for 1st through 8th grade students attending Sacred Heart Community Services’ after school education program. Sacred Heart staff and educational leaders from, Restore: Carry the Vision will serve as co-developers of this new educational program.
The purpose of this study is to understand the distribution of exposure to high concentrations of hazardous pollutants at public elementary schools in Santa Clara County, CA and to identify potentially useful and locally preferred mitigation strategies. Parents and teachers from Greater Washington schools will play a role in developing community-based responses.
TNI is pleased to announce our 2015-16 Faculty Fellows, Barbara Burns and Laura Chyu. Over the past 2 years Drs. Burns and Chyu have helped to shape TNI's education and health strategies while pioneering community-engaged engaged teaching and scholarship in collaboration with partners in the Greater Washington community.