IARSLCE’s Next Webinar – October 20, 2015
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community-Engagement (IARSLCE) is pleased to announce the next webinar in the Advancing Research Webinar Series. These webinars are free but space is limited. Please click here to reserve your space. A weblink will be provided via email the day before the webinar.
Maximizing Your IARSLCE Membership and Conference Experience
Led by Abby Kiesa of the IARSLCE board
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
12 Noon CDT
IARSLCE will host a webinar for all members, including first-time conference attendees, to learn more about the organization and conference. The webinar will be led by IARSLCE board members and will cover what the association supports, what membership means, as well as what to expect at the conference.
Abby Kiesa is part of the research team at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service at Tufts University. As Youth Coordinator & Researcher at CIRCLE (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement), a part of Tisch College, Abby serves as liaison to practitioner organizations across the country to maintain a conversation between research and practice. CIRCLE, focuses on young people in the Untied States, especially those who are marginalized or disadvantaged in political life. CIRCLE’s scholarly research informs policy and practice for healthier youth development and a better democracy. She also provides leadership for CIRCLE’s election strategies as well as communications, and works on other research and evaluation projects, including two major national studies: Millennials Talk Politics: A Study of College Student Political Engagement and “That’s Not Democracy”: How Out-of-School Youth Participate in Civic Life and What Stands in Their Way. In addition to CIRCLE’s youth engagement work, Abby also engages in research related to Tisch College’s civic renewal efforts.
Previous to her work at CIRCLE, Abby organized students across the country through Campus Compact as part of a national campaign to increase youth involvement in public life. Her writing on youth political engagement has been featured in several publications and she co-edited the book Raise Your Voice: A Student Guide to Making Positive Social Change. Abby serves on the board of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement and on the steering committee of the American Democracy Project (an initiative of AASCU).
Registration Still Open for 2015 IARSLCE Conference in Boston
Registration is still open for the 2015 Conference. This year’s annual research conference will be held November 16-18, 2015 in Boston and will visit the theme Revolutionary Scholarship: Innovation of Community Engagement Models. For all things conference – including the link to register, hotel information and more – please visit the conference website