IARSLCE Proposal Deadline looming…

This is a reminder that proposals for the 2012 IARSLCE conference, Connected Knowing, are due in approximately 78 hours!  The deadline is 5PM EST on Friday, April 6.  Please visit http://precis2.preciscentral.com/Link.aspx?ID=86B6E5ED7CCC3153 to submit or visit researchslce.org for more details.  What are you waiting for???  78 hours!!

In the meantime, please join colleagues and share your thoughts on the conference theme at http://connectedknowing.blogspot.com/.

Announcing the 2012 Rural Latino Leadership Retreat

The Rural Organizing Project are excited to announce the 2012 Rural Latino Leadership Retreat, designed to reach the far corners of the state of Oregon where Latinos and immigrants are doing grassroots social justice organizing.  The retreat is organized by a Latino advisory committee representing counties across the state.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 8:30am – 5:00pm
Iglesia San Martin de Porres
405 Ferry St., Dayton, OR 97114
The retreat is free, but donations are welcome. More information and registration instructions can be found at:

Grad Nation Summit – America’s Promise

IN 2007 the living U.S. presidents convened in Philadelphia to bring focus to youth in the country. Since 2007 America’s Promise has provided resources to ensure that all youth grow up educated and ready to contribute to their community.

This week marks the Grad Nation Summit in D.C. With a focus on high school completion, this event will again bring focus to our youth… what’s working and what is left to be done!

Check out opportunities to watch a live conference feed and see Summit resources!

International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE)

This is a fantastic organization and I have to give them some gratitude. I went to their conference in 2007 and knew I had to get back to engagement full-time.

My inbox today contained an update on the 2012 Conference happening in BALTIMORE (one of my hometowns!) from September 23-25.

To engage future participants in the conference in a dialogue around the theme of connected knowing the conference organizers have created a blog site to reflect on the theme and its meaning to our work:


Please contact KerryAnn O’Meara at komeara@umd.edu if you would also like to add a post to this site.

ALSO! Conference proposals are due March 30th. http://www.researchslce.org/conferences/

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