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 Tulane Empowers

Journalist David Bornstein speaks about social innovation
A panel of local visionaries joins the NewDay speaker to answer questions after talking about their social innovation projects.
 
Upward Bound, revisited
Neuroscientist Monique Cola connects a service-learning course with Upward Bound, the program that gave her a boost to college years ago.
 
Fruit trees bring more opportunity for Grow Dat
As part of Final Four week, Tulane student-athletes join middle school students in planting satsuma trees at Grow Dat Youth Farm.
 
Students work together to rebuild wetlands
Tulane University and Nunez Community College students collaborate to improve water quality.
 
Little changes, big impact
Laura Murphy, social entrepreneurship professor, discusses the impact of social innovation that she has observed in rural Africa. View the video.
 
Drop-In Center Offers Safe Place for Area Youth
Social work grad Isabella Christodoulou reaches homeless and at-risk youth with “guerilla therapy.”

Cowen Institute helps high schoolers advance

The Cowen Institute was able to implement the AdvanceNOLA program after a $1.6 million grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation. 

April 5, 2012

Michael Celone
newwave@tulane.edu

Each year the Cowen Institute’s AdvanceNOLA program gives several Tulane graduate students the opportunity to positively impact the lives of New Orleans high school students.

In 2008, a $1.6 million grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation allowed the Cowen Institute to implement AdvanceNOLA, an Advanced Placement (AP) training and incentive program in several high schools throughout the city.  The purpose of the program is to establish AP courses, develop mentoring opportunities for teachers, principals and counselors, and foster an academic environment that emphasized higher education. More...

 

 

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