Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Sarah Peters

Sarah Peters was a City Arts (now Art for Social Change) student in the spring of 1997. She went on to earn her BFA from St. Catherine’s University, and to hold a number of positions within Twin Cities arts institutions and community hubs. Sarah sat down with us over coffee a few weeks ago to […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Interning at All Parks – Lao’s story

APAC is a Minnesota statewide nonprofit tenant union for manufactured (mobile) home parks residents. My role as a community organizer is mainly focused on the Rush Line Corridor transit. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Everyone can be a philanthropist – Kaitlyn’s story

The people of our communities are the key stakeholders to authentic problem-solving and sustainable movement progression. They are the lifeline to community growth and the heart and soul of progressive social justice work. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study Abroad

The Rainbow Project – Emma McBride

In the first week, we were presented with a list of internship opportunities. The internship I chose was The Rainbow Project, an organization that works to improve the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgender people and their families in Northern Ireland. I work with LGBT youth. Read More »

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Olivia Boerschinger

I had learned about whiteness in an academic setting but was never asked to look at my own role related to white privilege. Hearing others students’ stories made me realize I do have a story to tell. Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Distributing the Equity Agenda – Javaris and Sebastian’s story

As interns, our role at the rally was to ensure that everyone received a copy of the Legislative Report Card for Racial Equity and the 2015 Racial Equity Agenda. Though this role seems purely logistical, it allowed us to meet virtually everyone that attended the rally. Read More »

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Study Abroad

A poster child for bike safety – Nelson’s story

Nelson Dow, a junior at Denison University majoring in Environmental Studies, spent the fall in New Zealand, with HECUA’s New Zealand Culture and Environment: A Shared Future semester. The program, like all HECUA semester-long programs here and abroad, includes a significant internship component. Nelson spent his time as an intern promoting recreational and commuter cycling, working […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

Voices for Racial Justice and #pointergate – Taylor’s Story

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities student Taylor Day is enrolled in HECUA’s Inequality in America program this semester. Her internship placement site is the powerful advocacy and training group Voices for Racial Justice (formerly the Organizing Apprenticeship Project). In the post below, Taylor describes how her work at Voices for Racial Justice affected her […] Read More »

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Featured

“I was in class when the market collapsed.” – Kenza’s story

“Relationship building, knowing different organizations–these are things we developed in the Inequality in America classroom. It gave me context for the ecosystem of nonprofits here, a map of organizations with similar values.” Read More »

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Building connections and confidence – Darius’ story

“HECUA provided me with access to wise people in the world and in the community. That was the thing I appreciated most: the ability to connect with people.” Read More »

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