The Spring 2013 University of New Mexico Service Learning Class was a great success. Taught by PeacePal Founder and Executive Director Sarah Wilkinson, Africana Studies Professors Dr. Jamal Martin and Dr. Steve Bishop -- the class focused on the Stamp Out Malaria service learning initiative. Students were very engaged and gained hands on experience in the development and implementation of a global service project. Next year, the UNM PeacePal collaboration will continue, this time with a class that is offered in both the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters called Global Engagement.
First Annual Albuquerque Couch Crash!
Youth are invited to participate in two Couchsurfing events!On Friday, October 5 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Facility (2500 Louisiana Blvd NE, ste 200), there will be a poster-making session for the "free hugs" event the next morning at the Mass Ascension of hot air balloons at Balloon Fiesta Field.
On Sunday, October 7 from 10:30am - 12 noon at Roosevelt Park (Sycamore & Lead in Albuquerque), Couchsurfers and interested youth will be making hula hoops to keep! This event -- which will also include brunch and games -- will be sponsored by local businesses, and proceeds will raise money for PeacePal and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Albuquerque.
For more information, please visit: www.abqcouchcrash.com
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