Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Emily Lund

Emily found the program’s breadth to be particularly helpful as she considered future career paths. “It really helped me get a sense of job landscape, because I got to see a number of people working to support local food systems from a variety of angles.” As the program drew to a close, she asked herself, “How can I be one of those rad people working with food in Minnesota?” Read More »

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Candy Fresh at SPNN: More from Student Blogger Syd

Every semester, one student from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Syd Stratman will be HECUA’s student blogger for the Making Media, Making Change program this spring semester. Syd is a senior at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Studies in Cinema and Media Culture and minoring […] Read More »

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Mental Health, Self Care, and HECUA: More from Tori

What I love about HECUA’s Inequality in America program is not just the class material, the internship placement, or the incredible cognitive growth you go through, but the way in which the program director Phil Sandro makes time for students’ mental health. Read More »

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Fall 2018 US programs deadline

Submit your fall 2018 domestic program application by April 15th. You’ll find the Apply Now page here. Read More »

HECUA classrooms

HECUA classroom series: Intersectional feminism and surviving abuse.

Applying this intersectional lens to this topic of abuse was odd for me. I know that my life, and lens in which I view the world is different than my mom’s, but to realize that her whiteness accelerated her escape from abuse, but my blackness, womanhood, and past experience with abuse could have potentially shoved me back into the cycle, with less likelihood of coming out, is flooring. Read More »

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HECUA Classrooms series: These Shoes Project

Kaitlyn Gayle Howell is an intern at Avalon School. She asks various students if it would be ok to take a photo of their shoes, and to ask a few questions about them. For the next five to twenty minutes, students talk not only about their shoes but also their life story. Read More »

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HECUA classroom series: This is Someone’s Life.

This is not an immigration crisis, it is a humanitarian crisis. The presence of immigrants in this country has nothing to do with problems on the US-Mexico border, and everything to do with the borders within our hearts. Read More »

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An oasis in Osceola – Cari’s story

HECUA’s Environmental Sustainability class offers every enrolled student the opportunity to earn a Permaculture Design Certificate. Students in this fall’s class are completing the certification requirements at Lily Springs Farm in Osceola, Wisconsin. HECUA student Cari Monroe, an Environmental Studies major at the University of St. Thomas, shared this dispatch from Lily Springs with us […] Read More »

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HECUA student becomes HECUA supervisor – Liz and Rosa’s story

Rosa’s supervisor at Open Eye is a HECUA alumna, Liz Schachterle. About 75 per cent of HECUA alums tell us that their time in off-campus study helps them find a job post graduation, and that’s certainly true of Liz. Read More »

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Dancing past the fear of failure – Ashlyn Tingle

When I started dancing I had no confidence in my dancing ability. I almost didn’t sign up because I figured that I was a lost cause. Today, it is one of my favorite creative outlets and sources of confidence. Read More »

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