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Giving Trees (Invite & Update!)

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Giving Trees Reminder

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The Giving Trees program, in collaboration with the local organization H.O.P.E (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects), provides gifts to local children whose family cannot afford to buy presents for the holiday season. All contributions are donated to HOPE’s “Holiday Shop” which provides parents with the opportunity to select items that they feel best matches their child(ren) interests.

As the Holiday Shop’s opening date draws near, we would like to thank those who have already signed up to participate in this program and to encourage others to do so as well. HOPE has identified a need for gifts that may be more appealing to older teens, and has asked that we focus our efforts in this area. While we would  like to strive to meet this need, and encourage givers to contribute to this need if possible, we would also like to emphasize that all contributions, for all age ranges, are happily welcomed.

If you would like to participate in this program, please sign up for an “e-tree” through the Community Engagement office by visiting go/givingtrees beginning Monday, October 27th, 2014. You can sign up any time between October 27th and November 10th. We ask that you do NOT wrap gifts, so that parents can see what items are available to select from. However, you are welcome to donate wrapping paper if you wish. All gifts must be brought to Community Engagement at 118 South Main Street by Wednesday or Thursday, November 12th or 13th between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please e-mail As always, your support and participation are greatly appreciated.

Quanteshia D. Tennyson ’14

Poverty Initiatives Coordinator

AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Community Engagement

118 South Main Street
Middlebury College|Middlebury, VT 05753



2014 Community Engagement Academic Outreach Endowment Grants to Faculty and Students

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Community Engagement announces the 2014 Academic Outreach Endowment Grant Recipients 

Faculty Projects

 Telling Stories

Tara Affolter’s project will team students from her First Year Seminar, “Telling Stories: Identity Education and Power” with students from Deirdre Kelly’s class at the Parent Child Center, “The Power of Stories” to explore notions of story and counter-story.

Lyme Disease

In conjunction with the Vermont Department of Public Health, Dr. Grass, his staff, and student researchers plan to conduct tick surveys in Addison County.

Innovation Economy in Addison County

Students in Jon Isham’s “Environmental Economics” class collaborate with local organizations on projects related to food, energy, resources, and storytelling.

Cumbancha and Vermont

Students in Damascus Kafumbe’s J-term course will investigate how Cumbancha, a record label in Charlotte, has enhanced Vermont’s musical scene.

Philanthropy: Ethics & Practice

Students in the J-term course taught by Sarah Stroup and Steve Viner will  make grant(s) to charitable organizations totaling $10,000, provided by the Learning by Giving Foundation.


Student Projects

 Grassroots On-Site Work (GROW) with Gardens for Health International (GHI)

Hannah Geldermann ’16 and Molly McShane ’16.5 will be collaborating with GHI in Rwanda conducting soil research, working with community members, and further developing agricultural practices.

 Mapping Contestations

Jia Jun Lee ’15 aims to use colonial, government-issued, and indigenous maps to identify native land for the Penan people in Malaysia and to engage with the local community to produce participatory maps.


Shepherd Summer Poverty Internship Deadline: THIS Sun., Jan. 15th!

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Attn. Midd students seeking action to make a difference in the fight against poverty, while also developing important life skills, gaining experience working across difference, and aiding your career exploration: Shepherd Poverty Alliance.

Application Deadline: this Sunday, January 15th. Upload additional application materials through MOJO.

Paid internships are available in the following fields of service:

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