Empowering Communities with Asset Mapping and GIS Asset mapping methods combined with geographic information systems (GIS) technology have proven to be an effective way to help citizens and organizations identify, analyze, describe, and mobilize around assets and issues of concern to them.
The Community Geography Project of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies trains community groups and middle and high school students in GIS technology to enable them to ask new questions and better strategize and promote their agendas.
This spring-term course held at Portland State University and subsequent two-week study abroad program in Nicaragua will provide students with meaningful experiences in an international context through: (a) learning from and interaction with experts in the fields of social gerontology, public health, community development, and other multidisciplinary perspectives; (b) local use and testing of training materials designed to prepare students to administer those materials while in Nicaragua; (c) research and program development with international organizations and governmental agencies; (d) i
Effecting Change: Russian International Capstone requires a 3 term committment (2 credits fall, 2 credits winter and 2 credits spring term). This Capstone is restricted to RUSSIAN FLAGSHIP PROGRAM. Only students who are enrolled in PSU Russian Flagship program can take this course; and the course is conducted totally in Russian.
Rural communities in NW Argentina are among the poorest in the country. Lacking the rich soils of the Pampas, facing more extreme climatic conditions, and subject to a heavily concentrated land tenure system, agricultural production, the mainstay of the region’s economy, has failed to raise the standard of living of the bulk of the population. The northward expansion of soybean production into marginal lands, while providing new economic opportunities for large landowners, threatens small rural communities and the environment in the region.
An Exploration of Leadership Through Service in Mexico
First offering summer, 2013
Refugee Support and Education: Paving the way to Citizenship This course will delve into the modern refugee experience through direct contact with refugees served by two Portland nonprofits: Refugee and Immigrant Support and Education (RISE) and the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO).
Convening Diverse Groups to Resolve Community Issues Creating sustainable solutions to the most critical and pressing issues confronting our communities is only possible when diverse stakeholders are able to come to together to collaborate. This course is designed to give students an opportunity to gain essential knowledge and skills to work effectively in collaboration with others, and to understand how that same collaborative process is successfully being used to solve our most pressing community problems. Local leaders can play a critical role serving as "conveners"
Edit/Design DLNW Documents for Organ Donor Outreach