Education In Action
|CA Liaison: Rick Greene '75
Updated May 2012.
This fact sheet is an overview of the Middlebury FoodWorks new internship program for students who are interested in any aspect of food systems and sustainable development from farm to table. Current as of January 2013.
If you are looking for MiddCORE content, it can be found on the Project on Creativity page of the Tool Kit.
Education in Action: Middlebury FoodWorks
From the Ground Up
An overview of the the Middlebury FoodWorks program in Louisville, KY, the opportunities it provides, and the benefits for the community. This video includes the perspectives of several members of the student cohort, as well as a comment from the Mayor of Louisville.
Video Page Link: http://vimeo.com/57495639
For more information about FoodWorks, please visit this page on the Education in Action site: http://www.middlebury.edu/studentlife/eia/internships/mfw
Beyond the Classroom: Education in Action Project Profiles
Parks and Rec
Addison DiSesa '12 and his internship supervisor, the Commissioner of New York City Parks and Recreation, Adrian Benepe '78, P'09,'13, attest to the value of funded experiential learning.
A Garden Grows in the Bronx
Four Middlebury students decided to make a difference in partnership with the Bronx Academy of Letters by starting a community rooftop garden in one of America's poorest districts.
An Internship at FINCA International
The Other End of the Spectrum
Dristy Shrestha '11.5 spent her last summer before graduation immersed in microfinance. At FINCA International in Washington, D.C., she worked with two Middlebury alums and other colleagues to further the organization's mission of alleviating poverty in developing countries.
"Why I Used Career Services and EIA"
Students from class of 2011 explain how EiA resources helped them accentuate their strengths and get their careers on track. (Summer 2011)
Middlebury Magazine or Dispatch Articles
"The Big Idea" - Middlebury has launched MiddSTART, a unique fund-raising tool that links students with the individuals who sign on as benefactors of their projects. (Spring 2011)
"Nuclear or Not" - Middlebury hosts two days of lectures and discussions by three experts in the field, including a “career conversation” with a group of undergraduates interested in internship opportunities with CNS and the new Master of Arts in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies at Monterey Institute. (March 2011)
"The Business of Bootcamps"—Wall Street Journal Online
This article about various programs attempting to impart business or entrepreneurial skills—and the benefits of such programs—mentions MiddCORE, both in the form of a college course and in its new iteration on the Sierra Nevada College campus.
"Social Change Through Entrepreneurship"
In an interview with Vermont Public Radio's Jane Lindholm, Professor Jon Isham defines social entrepreneurship and explains how socially conscious projects add meaning to students' lives while fostering their professional skills. (Winter 2012)
"Middlebury Students Ensure A Garden Flourishes In The Bronx" - Huffington Post article about Middlebury students who created a garden at a middle school in the Bronx this summer.
The Shepherd Alliance and its mission, featuring Tiernan Meyer ’11 and Dan Murphy ’11.
2011 Internship Opportunities from the Middlebury Career Services Blog
Midd Blog—The student-run, student-written, student-edited Middlebury blog, with articles about all kinds of activities on (and off) campus for students to enjoy, including arts reviews, opinion pieces, and relevant youtube videos.