WriteOn NYC

Born of a desire to enrich these bright young men’s educational experience, introduce them to literary role models, and help them develop and trust their own voices, WriteOn! NYC was piloted by Fiction Chair, Professor Helen Schulman and two selected MFA candidates in January 2016. The MFA students worked with Helen and George Jackson and developed a curriculum. 

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Mentoring Through Making

Given the current political landscape in the U.S. and the recent executive orders that have left immigrant and refugee communities in a particularly vulnerable position, we believe our project is taking place at a pivotal moment for our university and country. The Mentoring Through Making initiative is an innovative approach to education that combines the critical thinking of a seminar, the creative experimentation of a studio, and the real world experience of service-learning.

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Institute for Transformative Mentoring

The Institute for Transformative Mentoring (ITM) is a program at The New School – Center for New York City Affairs. The Institute for Transformative Mentoring (ITM) is a dynamic training program focused on the development of Credible Messengers (formerly incarcerated men and women) working in the social services fields throughout New York City. 

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DEED Research Lab

The DEED (Development through Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Design) Research Lab, founded in 2007 by Parsons & Milano faculty, models more sustainable ways to support artisans globally. Through international fieldwork programs, strategic institutional partnerships, and academic research, we challenge the artisan sector to become, truly, “fair”.

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Sound The Mound

"Sound the Mound” is a project developed by students from the Transdisciplinary Department as part of their core PROJECTS STUDIO 1 course. In this course, they address complex issues of climate, sanitation, landfill reclamation, public parks, cellular technology, public art, sonification and more.

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Participatory Community Engagement Course

In the Participatory Community Engagement course at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, graduate students work with New York City nonprofits to create a space for listening, dialogue and collective analysis of issues of shared concern.

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OutHistory.org

OutHistory was founded by Jonathan Ned Katz, author of the groundbreaking Gay American History (1976) and other books on the history of sexuality. As the web became part of the everyday life, Jonathan saw the possibilities for LGBT history to reach larger audiences than ever before. 

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New Challenge

New Challenge expands opportunities for students to realize their ideas and to take them to the next level of implementation.  Building on The New School’s commitment to learning through action, New Challenge helps students develop as changemakers and lead real change in the world. 

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The Ship's First Shape Was a Raft

This two-year collaborative service design grew from a shared interest in asking “What does it mean to make a thing for ourselves?” across our three learning communities: formerly incarcerated young people at The Fortune Society, public high school students at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), undergraduate students at The New School.

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