August's Big Idea

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Three Magnets Brewing Company
600 Franklin St SE #105
Olympia, WA 98501

Community as Teacher: How we Learn and Contribute

Faculty Emerita Lin Nelson

Evergreen Faculty Emerita Lin Nelson

Since 2004, Evergreen's Center for Community Based Learning and Action has been developing rich and reciprocal community partnerships that link students and faculty with organizations working on a wide variety of community issues. There's a story behind all of these relationships, and the CCBLA is the connector between Evergreen and the work and opportunities of many of our area's non-profits and programs.

Ellen Shortt Sanchez

Ellen Shortt Sanchez '92, MPA '10
Director, Center for Community Based Learning and Action

Ellen Shortt Sanchez '92, MPA '10, Roxanna Bell '14 and faculty emerita Lin Nelson will share some of those stories, such as the Wa He Lut Indian School Campus visit, AmeriCorps support for AVID College Access tutorials at North Thurston High school, SOS: Community Based Research, ‘Literacy Corps’ and Community Service Work Study.



Roxanna Bell

Roxanna Bell '10

After the talk, enjoy conversation with fellow alumni and friends about your own community connections and experiences and get connected through enriching conversation amongst current and future community leaders, advocates and visionaries.

All are welcome, but space is limited to 36.



Registration for August's Big Idea will open soon, check back!

"I love these faculty talks. Such a great chance to reconnect with alumni and faculty, and to keep current on today's academic ideas and issues!"
- Mary Pace '08

So what's the Big Idea?

  • Every third Wednesday, Evergreen faculty members spark conversation about big ideas.
  • You'll enjoy great conversation with good food and drink along with fellow Greeners.
  • Informal and free to attend, food and drinks will be available to order from the restaurant.