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  • The Formation of a Grassroots Movement

    When the city of Los Angeles banned gas-powered leaf blowers in 1996, the law sparked one of the most dynamic grassroots campaigns by Latino immigrants in recent history. Latino immigrant gardeners, working with a small group of Chicana/o activists, organized the Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles (ALAGLA), which pressured city leaders to ...

  • Ferguson Syllabus

    This syllabus focuses on the death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the subsequent non-indictment of Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed him.  The syllabus was created for a first-year composition class by Evan Kindley, Visiting Instructor in the Department of Literature at Claremont McKenna College.  It is in part the result ...

  • Tenure Track Public Policy Position

    The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs of the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track mid-level assistant or associate professor, to begin September 1, 2015.  Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until filled. Please click here for full details ...

  • RFP: Next Generation Engagement

    The 2014 Lynton Colloquium on the Scholarship of Engagement was held on September 15, 2014, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Hosted by NERCHE and the Center for Engaged Democracy (CED) at Merrimack College, the Annual Lynton Colloquium launched a new research initiative aimed at studying key community engagement issues identified by a crowd-sourcing methodology ...

  • Job Opp at UMass Boston Gaston Institute

    The Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks an Associate Director for Research.  The Associate Director will initiate, develop and implement a research agenda in the field of education that leverages the expertise, skills and research interest of the institute by developing funding proposals to federal, state and ...

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