Archives for "Civic engagement"
January 19, 2009 10:02 am
The largest barrier to employment for many new Somali residents of Lewiston and Auburn is a lack of English language skills, according to a new report by a Bates College research group. Somali respondents also voiced frustration that a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is often required as a minimum qualification for most entry-level jobs, regardless of prior job experience. The GED certifies that an individual has American high school-level academic skills.
January 7, 2009 12:29 pm
Enjoy this look back at stories that represent some of the major Bates College events and achievements of 2008.
November 14, 2008 12:00 pm
Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is one of three panelists who will discuss terrorism, homeland security and civil liberties in a Bates College presentation.
November 11, 2008 12:00 pm
The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) officially opens its doors with a photographic exhibition about Lewiston from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at its 219 Lisbon St. storefront center.
November 1, 2008 9:20 am
Food-oriented community projects provide more than physical nourishment.
October 21, 2008 2:20 pm
The Harward Center for Community Partnerships continues its 2008-09 Civic Forum series with a student panel discussion on possible outcomes and implications of the upcoming presidential election.
September 24, 2008 3:52 pm
Peter Levine, Director of The Center For Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), Tufts University, gives his lecture “What Happens on November 5? Activating Citizenship (No Matter Who Wins).”
September 19, 2008 11:11 am
For the seventh year, a team of Bates College students is coordinating a program that matches fellow students with volunteer opportunities in the Lewiston-Auburn region. The seven Student Volunteer Fellows at Bates during the 2008-09 academic year are seniors Jessica Adelman, Hiu Man Christine Chiu, Anne Fischer, Erin Gilligan and Julie Miller-Hendry; and sophomores Chelsea Pennucci and Diane Saunders.
July 1, 2008 10:39 am
The Harward Center and a fledgling Lewiston museum weave a working partnership.
July 1, 2008 10:09 am
Campaign materials help to form From Rumford to Washington: Edmund S. Muskie’s Life in Photographs, an ongoing exhibition at the…