Service Learning Internship Projects

Spring 2018

How do we protect both the environment and people from the rapid changes happening in our world? There are a multitude of proposed solutions, but in order to have any of them actually implemented, you need laws and support.

In New York City, the City Council has founded the Committee on Environmental Protection. A small group of elected officials and dedicated civil servants have come together to make the changes necessary to lead us into the future.

Directed/Created by Kent Williams
In association with Sergio Abarracin, Daniel Lefko, and Michael Naijman

Alley Pond Environmental Center Presentation by Michael Perez
   
Woodside on the Move Newsletter by Glenn Cardenas
   

Food Justice/Politics by Mitchell Cheng
   
Air Leakage by Angela Edwards
   

Click here for more Environmental Studies Internship projects!!!

 

SPRING 2017

Rachel Wu, Queens Historical Society: A Sociohistorical Approach on Gentrification in Flushing: Culture and Community

Melissa Rodriguez, Queens Community House: Plant Dreams

Yadira Dumet, Woodside on the Move: An Analysis of NYC Rent Exemption Programs SCRIE and DRIE

Alex Cheung, MinKwon Community Center: The Needs and Wants of Minkwon Center’s Clients

Maya Lashley, Queens Historical Society: Home Immigrant Migration in Queens

Paul Kim, Queens Borough President’s Office: New York City’s Self-Storage Text Amendment (and its impact on Queens?)

The Future of Downtown Flushing,” our Service Learning Project Class, created this video to highlight residents’ perspectives on the rezoning of downtown Flushing.

 

SPRING 2016

Denny Back
Community Partner: MinKwon Center for Community Action
To help MinKwon meet the needs of East Asian communities in Queens, Denny conducted research on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program started in 2012 by the Obama administration that allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as minors to receive a renewable two-deferment of deportation and eligibility for a work permit. From that research he produced a brochure that provides a detailed explanation of the program and how to apply.

Ariana Durkovic
Community Partner: NYPIRG
Ariana researched and produced Help End Hunger and Homelessness, a resource guide about New York City homeless organizations, soup kitchens and rescue missions; as well as information about campaigns to address homelessness and hunger.

Adelaide Webb

Community Partner: Center for Community Alternatives

Adelaide conducted research on resources available for helping reduce recidivism among juvenile offenders and produced a series of documents to be given to youth and their families. Sample documents can be seen here.

 

FALL 2015

Alyssa Grossman

Community Partner: Queens Community House Food Access Program

As part of her work at Pomonok Houses, Alyssa created a community/public housing health resource guide.

 

Brianna Tambone

Community Partner: Center for Community Alternatives

For her semester project, Brianna conducted research on the psychology of youth crime and developed a brochure explaining “the teenage brain.”

 

FALL 2014

Andreeia Torres

Community Partner: CultivateHK/Clinton Housing Development Corp.

As part of her internship with CultivateHK Andreeia mapped existing community gardens and parks and open space in Hell’s Kitchen.

Kristofer Cadiuex

Community Partner: WeACT

In support of WeACT’s efforts to expand awareness of the benefits of urban agriculture Kristofer created an informational brochure – including a step-by-step guide to starting an urban farm – and created a map of existing vacant lots/potential urban farm sites in northern Manhattan.

Paty Perez and Cristina Rodriguez

Latin Women in Action/Mujeres Latinas en Accion

In the fall of 2014 LWA launched an educational campaign about human trafficking. Paty created the survey, My Voice Matters, to help the organization gauge community awareness about the issue, while Cristina produce a short film, Change Your Reality, to raise awareness.

QUEENS COLLEGE/MINKWON CENTER COLLABORATION

We conducted a study of the planning initiatives in Downtown Flushing to gather information about the area. Click on the image below to view our final project!

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