Live It Fund and Davis Projects for Peace Presentations

During the summer of 2012, seven student led projects involving nine students were implemented across the world through the support of the Live It Fund and the Davis Projects for Peace initiative. Grant funding of up to $10,000 per project  was distributed to students to enact their visions of global citizenship and peace. On October 2nd recipients convened in Markim Hall to share their stories and reflect on lessons learned. The projects, which varied from teaching adult immigrant women in the twin cities to ride bikes to fixing the water and septic system in Green Lake, Ethiopia, demonstrate Macalester’s commitment to critically engage and meaningfully contribute to the various communities of which we are a part.

Live It Fund

The Institute for Global Citizenship Student Council Live It Fund seeks to enable students to design and live out their own definitions of global citizenship, develop the individual’s (or group’s) capacity to enact social change, contribute to the common good and bring the project back to Macalester to share discoveries. Projects are unique and personal and therefore will reflect what you (or your group) think best embodies global  citizenship.

Davis Projects for Peace

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2012. Through a competition on over 90 campuses, projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.

October 4 2012

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