Digest

Volume VII, Issue I

Fall River Seventh-Graders Head to College

Roughly 800 students from Fall River’s public school seventh grades will visit the University of Massachusetts this fall as part of the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce’s EdUp initiative.

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Teaching the ABCs of Finance to Youth: Financial Literacy Internships

In the Spring of 2017 the Leduc Center was the fortunate recipient of a $25,000 gift to provide low income students, who might not be able to afford higher education, with a scholarship and/or internship. After some discussion with the funder of the gift it was decided to start a financial literacy program to provide financial education to low- and moderate-income individuals to enhance their personal financial skills and knowledge.

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Coastal Cleanup Raises Awareness of Opioid Problem

On September 24th, the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at UMass Dartmouth in collaboration with a local non-profit, Be the Solution to Pollution, held a beach cleanup at Fort Phoenix Beach in Fairhaven as a part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Across the world, hundreds of thousands of volunteers, from over one hundred different countries, participated in this annual event. In Fairhaven, over 60 UMass Dartmouth students and South Coast residents showed up to spend an afternoon cleaning up the beach.

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Introducing the 2017-2018 Endeavor Scholars

The Endeavor Scholarship is designed to attract talented new students who might not otherwise be able to attend UMass Dartmouth. Established in 2010 through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, the scholarship is the university’s most prestigious endowed scholarship.

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Alumni Interview: Victoria Wood ’14 / Sociology

What is your current occupation?
I am currently the 6th and 7th grade math teacher at Our Sisters’ School (OSS).

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