Anna Helm, assistant professor of International Business and Business Language and coordinator for the Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER), was one of nine faculty members highlighted during GW’s 4th annual Service-Learning Awareness Week Feb. 13-17.
“Service-learning” is a teaching strategy that integrates instruction with community service. Helm was featured at a reception that highlighted community-based research, scholarship and projects.
In the spring of 2011, Helm taught “International Perspectives on Green Business” – teaming undergraduate students with community partners in order to develop “greening” plans for the organizations. As an extension of the course, one of those students is now working with Helm and the School’s “Research Experience for Undergraduates” (REU) program on a project with Growers First, a nonprofit that supports sustainable coffee farming and business practices in developing countries.
Service-learning week was sponsored by the GW Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service’s service-learning team, which is comprised of faculty, staff and students.
Posted by gwsb on February 21, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.