Entries by Monica Kelsh

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Learning about Community Social Change through the work of the AASD

Guest Post by Kate DiMercurio, Community Social Change Workshop, April 2013 Over the course of the semester, I worked with a group to write a case study of the Andean Alliance’s work with the Wiñay Warmy weaving group in Choquecancha. We were tasked with learning about the project, the primary stakeholders, what was working, what wasn’t, […]

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Do we need a perfect framework? Where does a poor one help?

Guest Post by Noah Brod, Community Social Change Workshop, April 2013 One of the takeaways from the past weekend for me has been the usefulness of even ad-hoc, informal frameworks. Our class ended up seeing “community social change” as a process that touches upon 9 natural categories: Power, participatory development and ownership, process versus outcome […]

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A Different Perspective

Guest Post by Judy Mavroleon, Community Social Change Workshop, April 2013 Conducting research and preparing case studies prior to actually participating in the Community Social Change workshop really helped clarify the situation in the Peruvian Sacred Valley (PSV). It allowed us to observe the many activities and key issues surrounding the numerous stakeholders in that region. […]

Online Application Up!

The online application for the summer  2013 Team Peru is now up! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. DPMI+ applications must apply here in addition to their required program application. Interviews will be conducted by the AASD from April 20-28th. If you have any questions, please contact the AASD at adamcstieglitz@gmail.com or Team […]

Team Peru & The Real Experience

“Nothing ever becomes real ’til it is experienced.” –John Keats Lately I’ve been thinking about the way that AASD defines the concept of “immersive education.” What I’ve come to realize since being in Calca is that Team Peru isn’t just something you pick up for January or summer term and then just drop; it’s continuous […]