Read: The Undocumented Americans

The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio My rating: 5 of 5 stars Unrelenting and fearless, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio weaves intimate personal reflection and a participatory journalistic style all her own into a dynamic, nuanced portrait of life as an Undocumented American. Imperfect and raw in exactly the ways I imagine the author wants it…

Engaging students through personalized outreach | Recent Work

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The Client and the Problem Bottom Line helps low-income and first-generation students get to and through college. Across four regional sites and in at least as many states, the organization supports over 8,000 students in their pursuit of higher education. Doing personalized advising work at such scale inevitably results in some students who are less…

An Empowering Event : Impact Story

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On a chilly October afternoon, warm house lights and crimson crushed velvet seats welcomed attendees into Victory Gardens Theater on Lincoln Avenue. A set piece of uncertain completeness filled the performance space. Two-stories of weathered paneling, flanked on either side by its exposed frame of two-by-fours. At the edge of the stage: a semicircle of…

Scholar Story | Lena

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Lena, GLP 2017 Lena’s story is part of a project entitled “Scholar Stories.” Please see this project’s portfolio page for more details and additional stories in this series.   “My finger hurts,” Lena said, in an earnest yet ill-conceived attempt to justify why she was awake – again. Up past 3 a.m. – again. And surrounded by…

Informational Interview Preparation | Career Search Keys – Advice and Tips

Informational interviews let you glean valuable information for a career change, move a job search forward, and simultaneously build meaningful professional relationships. Here are five skills to hone that will help you learn others’ stories, have engaging, productive conversations, and develop your network.