The AERA Graduate Student Council (GSC) is hosting a community-service event before the AERA 2014 annual meeting in Philadelphia. This year, the GSC will partner with Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC), a grassroots, youth-led organization that uses an innovative model of social change to create healthy and sustainable environments within the urban landscapes where they reside. Winners of Mobilize.org’s 2013 reGenerate Philly Summit Awards, PUC currently runs a variety of initiatives focused on urban innovation in North Central Philadelphia, including a fully-operating urban farm. Their group seeks to unite, educate, energize, and empower Philadelphia youth to become passionate leaders in the movement to transform blighted urban landscapes into models of community-based sustainability through community organizing, service-learning, artistic expression, and urban agriculture. Following an orientation and tour, we will work outdoors alongside members of PUC to help support their mission. Visit their website or Facebook page for more information about this organization and their mission to bring equitable and sustainable solutions to North Philadelphia Neighborhoods.
This event will take place Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and will cost $20 for participants, which will include transportation. More details to come, but add it to your calendar now before you start making your travel plans for AERA 2014!