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Twenty-one young leaders from nine Southeast Asian countries shortly after their arrival on campus Sept. 30 to study human rights and civil rights.
NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and the Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) bid farewell Wednesday, Nov. 4, to 21 young Southeast Asian leaders participating in the Leading and Organizing for Change in Southeast Asia (LOCSEA) institute. Beginning Sept. 30, the trip concluded with a five-day study tour of the South...
Lizy Garcia isn’t waiting for a degree to start working: the sophomore majoring in community leadership and civic engagement has been at it for years. Garcia was a member of the Huskie Service Scholars, which required 300 service hours her freshman year, and DREAM Action NIU, a student organization that advocates for the rights of...
Five students of NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) program spent the fall semester interning with nonprofit agencies in DeKalb and Sycamore. This is the first semester of an innovative communiversity partnership designed to provide students with experiences that will lead to career success while benefiting the local nonprofit sector. Students earn course credit...
Jaclyn Cox (right) with her internship supervisor Katelyn Fogle outside the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.
Students and alumni of NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) program spent the summer making a difference, doing the type of behind-the-scenes and in-the-trenches work that helps nonprofit organizations thrive. NIU’s Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) oversees the CLCE degree. It is one of the few programs nationally that teaches practical...
Students in a course taught this spring by Mark Schuller became social activists on such topics as environmental issues.
“Hands-on,” “practice-based,” “experiential” and “engaged” all accurately describe two unique courses offered this spring by NIU’s Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) through its community leadership and civic engagement (CLCE) academic programs. “Service-learning and other engagement activities are cornerstones of the CLCE major, minor and certificate programs,” said professor Nancy Castle, NGOLD director....
Huskie Alternative Breaks
Sixty-seven NIU students and alumni donated almost 1,000 hours of their 2014 spring break time to non-profit organizations in Pensacola, Fla. These volunteers enriched the lives of residents in the community, built lifelong friendships and proved that NIU students and alumni truly strive to be contributing members of the global community A variety of students...
Torres visits the World War II Memorial in 2012.
Maria Torres, the first student to graduate from NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement major, attended Tuesday’s State of the Union address as the guest of U.S. Rep. Bill Foster. Torres, who graduated in December 2012, moved from Mexico to suburban Carpentersville at age 15 as an undocumented youth. Currently ineligible for citizenship, but granted...
Northern Illinois University and DePaul University are teaming up to offer an anthropology of NGOs conference Tuesday, Nov. 19, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at DePaul University’s Loop Campus. The purpose of this conference is to assess, define, refine and invigorate the field of NGO studies as it applies to the anthropological community. More than 130...
According to Emily Prieto, director of Northern Illinois University’s Latino Resource Center (LRC), there was no way that DeKalb resident Elizabeth Garcia was not coming to NIU. “Lizy’s been a Huskie for a long time,” Prieto explains about the 2013 DeKalb High School graduate who is coming to NIU to study Community Leadership and Civic...
The Illinois State Society of Washington, D.C., has awarded scholarships to each of the four NIU students who interned this summer in the nation’s capital, but the real payoff was in the experience itself. The interns rubbed shoulders with political powerhouses, such as Speaker of the House John Boehner and NIU alumnus and former Speaker...
The President's Higher Education Community Service badge
NIU has been awarded the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award for the sixth time. This honor is awarded to universities and colleges around the country that set the example in civic engagement by creating meaningful and innovative community service opportunities for their students. Eligibility for this award is based on an institution’s...
Photo of hands using a smart phone
NIU’s Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) will present a Non-Profit Technology Conference from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Holmes Student Center. There is no cost for nonprofit workers and volunteers, although registration is required: e-mail [email protected] The conference has been organized by Alicia Schatteman, assistant professor of nonprofit...
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