The Center for Community & Learning Partnerships

The Center for Community & Learning Partnerships

The Center facilitates and strengthens partnerships that yield transformative educational experiences for students while addressing community interests.

The Center is the result of years of faculty, staff, student, and community efforts to create partnerships that address neighborhood concerns while enhancing the educational and professional environment at Wentworth. We focus on formalizing these grassroots initiatives and enhancing their impact on students and the community. For Wentworth, our community includes our closest neighbors in Mission H

Operating as usual

12/08/2014

2014 Final Presentations: Thursday, August 14, 12:00pm, The Center.

05/08/2014

Thank you to the faculty and teaching assistants who have been helping make such a success . . . we appreciate your hard work!

Timeline photos 01/08/2014

Prototype presentations for today!

Curious to know what the members of this gorilla enrichment group had in mind when they designed this prototype? Stop by Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm, at the Center.

28/07/2014

Want to work as a co-op in the CLP this year? Check out WIT Works: Community Project Intern Designer - cover letter AND resume required!

Timeline photos 25/07/2014

presentations continued today . . .

Every group, at the end of the presentation, takes questions from the audience. Our students are challenged to use the questions to think through their solutions and improve them. Our audience has done a great job asking the tough questions to make the projects better!

24/07/2014

More photos of have been added . . . thanks (and credit) to Derek Wong, our student media coordinator! 101750199@N08/" rel="ugc" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/101750199@N08/

23/07/2014

More solutions for the from !

Group 5: Accessibility for the Visually Impaired
Client: Garrett Burgess
Team: Arturo De La Cruz, Mechanical Engineering; Ace Wilson, Computer Engineering Tech; Michael Carmona, Construction Management; Carlfred Malcom, Electrical Engineering; Meaghan Mulvey, Construction Management; Andy Paul, Mechanical Engineering
Project Focus: To use GPS stickers and RFID together to help visually impaired people both indoors and outdoors.

If you would like to learn more about this project, please visit us M-F, 9am-3pm, and see how is changing the .

22/07/2014

Getting into the prototyping phase of ! This week, we'll introduce the groups working on issues.

Group 4: Wheelchair Accessibility
Client: Garrett Burgess
Team: Bryan Brito Bonnet, Electronic Engineering; Stanford White, Biomedical Engineering; Randolph Alvarez, Construction Management; Terrance Curley, Computer Science; Oloruntobi Fashemi, Biomedical Engineering; Xavier Fermin, Business Management
Project Focus: To modify a wheelchair so that it is easier for the user to retrieve his/her belongings

If you would like to learn more about this project, please visit us M-F, 9am-3pm, and see how is changing the .

22/07/2014

Want to do your co-op in the Center next semester? Check out the posting on WIT Works: ID17920 Community Project Intern Designer

Photos from The Center for Community & Learning Partnerships's post 18/07/2014

presentations on their concepts for solutions to concerns . . .

Solutions include food tires and building blocks for gorillas, as well as redesigned wheelchairs and customized tracking technology for issues. Looking forward to the groups learning from the presentations to refine these ideas!

17/07/2014

concept presentations take place tomorrow; we're looking forward to seeing the novel solutions each group will propose for the !

Group 3: Gorilla Enrichment
Client: Franklin Park Zoo
Team: Jessica Fernandez-Pina, Civil Engineering; Olakule Lawal, Computer Science; William Ma, Computer Information Systems
Project Focus: To educate visitors of the innate traits of gorillas through interactive activities between the animals and the guests.

Check back tomorrow for highlights of the presentations from the three zoo groups. Next week, we'll feature the groups working on issues!

16/07/2014

The task for week 2 of is developing a concept to provide a novel solution to a community-based problem.

Group 2: Gorilla Enrichment
Client: Franklin Park Zoo
Team members: Ricardo Diaz, Civil Engineering; Marcus Fergus, Business Management; Ziqi Mai, Architecture
Project Focus: To increase the activity level of gorillas, which will in turn educate visitors about their natural tendencies, by creating an environment that is more comparable to the natural habitat of gorillas.

For more information about this project, please visit us M-F, 9am-3pm, and see how is creating solutions to change the .

15/07/2014

is in the ideation stage of creating innovative solutions for community-based problems. For the next week or so, we will be highlighting each of the seven groups.

Group 1, Gorilla Enrichment
Client: Franklin Park Zoo
Team members: Giuseppe Barletta, Computer Engineering; Jeffery Huey, Business Management; Patrick Stepnowski, Electrical Engineering
Project Focus: To educate visitors and enrich the gorilla's lives through the use of tools and pattern recognition.

If you would like to learn more about this project, please visit us M-F, 9am-3pm, and see how is changing the .

Photos from The Center for Community & Learning Partnerships's post 11/07/2014

Great work by all the students today! A good start in week 1 for groups 1-3 defining animal enrichment at the Franklin Park Zoo and identifying some problems you see with the current system. Same goes for groups 4-7 working with Garrett Burgess talking about challenges for the visual impaired and those handicapped by spinal cord injuries. Let's see where we can take these projects the next 5 weeks!

Timeline photos 09/07/2014

A quick "snapshot" of our summer students: a great group bringing a diversity of perspectives and experiences to the program!

07/07/2014

Welcome to !

The RAMP program focuses on creating learning communities, interdisciplinary, project-based activities, external collaboration and career exploration, and relationship building, all of which will help Boston residents students both on campus and after graduation from Wentworth.

Stay tuned for more information as the program progresses!

06/07/2014

begins tomorrow! Looking forward to welcome our students, faculty, and partner organizations to the program.

RAMP Wentworth Institute of Technology: Community Learning and Partnerships 05/07/2014

Thoughts on past years of RAMP:

"RAMP gave me a head start at Wentworth. RAMP also provided me with great mentors and friends to help guide me on my college journey."

"RAMP provided me with the resources to advocate for myself and my education."

"RAMP gave me the opportunity to be physically and mentally prepared for college. It also helped me create a wide variety of networks, ranging from people who have become close friends to people that I can turn to when in need of help."

begins in 2 days: 21 students working in 5 teams to solve real problems and to get ready for college life. Stay tuned for updates from the program!

http://www.wit.edu/clp/college-access/ramp.html

RAMP Wentworth Institute of Technology: Community Learning and Partnerships Wentworth, in Boston, MA, offers career-focused undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, computer science, architecture,design and...

04/07/2014

Happy 4th of July from the Center for Community & Learning Partnerships!

Save the Date: Film Screening of Harry Belafonte's "Sing Your Song" 20/03/2014

Attend the upcoming Free Film Screening of the Harry Belafonte documentary "Sing Your Song", also at The Center @ Castle Square, 464 Tremont St.
The screening will be held on Thursday, March 27th, from 5-8 pm (film from 5:30-7:00; discussion 7:00-8:00).
Belafonte's music is well known, but his career as an activist for social justice is equally important and inspiring. Also, these film screenings are a great opportunity for Boston-area residents to meet, see powerful films that aren't so well known, and to have really interesting, dynamic discussions about social justice, community building, and more, with some amazing guest speakers. Plus, free Jamaican food!
Register here! Constant Contact: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=jb4ab6pab&oeidk=a07e8yyr2eb134d562f

Save the Date: Film Screening of Harry Belafonte's "Sing Your Song" Please join us for the screening of Harry Belafonte's 'Sing Your Song'. Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer....

18/02/2014

Show your support at the Student Financial Aid Day on 2/24 at the MA State House . . . contact us to participate!

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