The Reflectives blog

Learning from Community Resilience

April 8, 2014 Posted by Perry Martin, Senior Associate Director, Community Learning for VT Engage. This semester, as with every semester for the last 20 years, hundreds of students are actively working on community projects as part of their coursework at Virginia Tech. Courses involved in service learning (or community learning as we like to call…

Both ends of the hunger spectrum: one AmeriCorps VISTA’s experience

March 24, 2014 Posted by Karlee Siepierski, AmeriCorps VISTA for VT Engage’s office since April 2013. When I used to think about hunger, a well-known statistic came to mind. One in six people are affected by hunger (Feeding America, 2012.) But what does it mean to be “affected” by hunger? And who are these individuals?…

Approaching life & service with (gritty) hope

February 4, 2014 Posted by Jacob Grohs, VT Engage’s Associate Director of Engaged Learning and Scholarship. One aspect of my work that I value the most is the opportunity to walk with students on their individual journeys over the course of one to four years. It is through some of those longer relationships (the students…

Celebrating MLK: Honoring His Call for Social Change

January 20, 2014 Posted by Lucy Adams, VT Engage Engagement Program Associate. When I began planning VT Engage’s Martin Luther King Day celebration events, the facts I knew about King could have been counted on one hand. If you had asked me about him, my response would have been vague: civil rights leader…he had a…

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Thursday April 24th

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Wednesday April 23rd

Thanks to everyone who attended our poster showcase and awards ceremony yesterday! We loved seeing the incredible student community engagement work from this past year. Stay tuned for photos tomorrow! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tuesday April 22nd

Super Tuesday is here! Come over to the Inn starting @ 2 for our poster showcase (2-4), service immersion discussion (4-5), and awards ceremony (5-7.) Come to one or all events, we'll see you soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday April 21st

Posters, discussion, awards, oh my! Stop by the Inn tomorrow for one of three events starting at 2. ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday April 18th

In a week where we celebrated community, this video is a great reminder of the amazing community of Hokies we have here on campus. #VTHappy #HappyFriday
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Thursday April 17th

#ThrowbackThursday scenes from a 2012 SERVE service immersion trip to Pulaski. Service with a hug is a combination often found on VT Engage trips! ... See MoreSee Less

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