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Kimberly Palmer: CDA Project

2nd year CDA student Kimberly Palmer conducted her CDA practicum at Youth Encouragement Services (YES). We asked her to share a little more about her project. What is YES and how did you get involved? YES is a community-based organization providing after school support for kids from the Napier public houses at the center located…

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Current Students, Final Projects and Theses, ,


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Meet an Alumnus: Jera Niewoehner

1. Just for starters– where are you from originally and what year did you graduate from HOCD/CDA? Any fun facts we should know? I grew up in Dickson, TN, which is 45 miles west of Nashville. However, I have lived in Virginia, Texas, Spain, and Mexico for college and work. Fun facts? My Mom was…

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Alumni,


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Meet an Alumnus: Christian Man

I am in the PhD program at Penn State. It’s a dual-title program in Rural Sociology & International Agriculture and Development in the Dept of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education. 1. Just for starters: where are you from originally and what year did you graduate from HOCD/CDA? Any fun facts we should know? I was…

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Alumni,


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Meet An Alumnus: Shanelle Chambers

We put the spotlight on 2008 CDA Alumna Shanelle Chambers and learned about her work with USAID. Q: Just for starters– where are you from originally and what year did you graduate from CDA? Any fun facts we should know? A: I am originally from Columbus, Ohio but have been living in D.C. for the…

Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Alumni,


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Worker Cooperatives

2nd year CDA students Austin Sauerbrei and Patrick Cate have developed an independent study in¬†which they visited various worker cooperatives throughout the Eastern United States. At the heart of their effort is a renewed interest in the power of alternative economies, including cooperatives, to respond to the increasing trauma of economic distress. Building upon a…

Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Current Students,


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Southeast Ecological Community Conference

On October 10-12th, second year CDA students Lauren Berny, Kelsie Cox, and Elizabeth¬†McInerney traveled to South Carolina to attend the 2014 Society for Community Research and Action regional conference Southeast Ecological-Community Conference: Transforming the Landscape: Creating Positive Community Change from the Ground Up, which was sponsored by the University of South Carolina.  

Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Current Students,


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Alumni Happy Hour

In an effort to stay aligned with the spirit of the program, CDA graduates from the class of 2014 recently implemented monthly neighborhood-rotating alumni happy hours. As summer came to an end, The Local Taco in Sylvan Park provided the perfect atmosphere with dollar-off margaritas and sun-soaked picnic benches for the first alumni happy hour….

Posted by on January 2, 2015 in Alumni,


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