Mariana Lopes, Allison C. Mckenna, Alexandra J. Rolnick


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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The Building Communities through Social Justice Learning and Living Cohort (BCSJLLC) strives to help students understand the importance of social justice by focusing on educating the whole person. This is done by linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service learning. The primary mission of the BSCJLLC is literacy and all cohort members performed service learning in the community by tutoring. The cohort was trained by the LLC's community partner Project READ to tutor students in K-8 and young adults. Project READ then placed us in tutoring positions at Holy Angels Catholic School. The mission of Holy Angels Catholic School is to help their students excel academically while growing in leadership and faith. Through our partnership with this school we have built relationships with our students and the staff and learned more about the Dayton community. We worked with a fifth graders helping them with their multiplication and division tables, we assisted first graders with recognizing their vocabulary words on sight, and we read one-on-one to kindergartners. We believe our service learning experience helped our students; but we know they have helped influence and made a difference in our lives by allowing us to apply the Marianist principles of lead, learn and serve.

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Matthew D. Archer

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Stander Symposium project

Research exercise: Flying with Angels