Barbara Gasdaglis, Metairie, U.S.A.


Organization(s): The Brown Foundation
Position(s): Program Manager
Work Setting: Foundation
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What I Do
  • Workshops/ Presentations
  • Current Projects

    Interest Groups
    Environment/ Sustainability, Social Justice, Socio-Emotional Learning

    Where I Work
    Urban (large city)

    Who I Work With
    Middle and High School

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    Professional History
    Three years ago I retired from a large public school system where I worked as a social working running a volunteer program. Although planning to continue working after retirement, I had no specific plans. Shortly before my actual retirement date I learned of an opportunity to work at The Brown Foundation in the Service Learning Program. (The program awards service learning grants to teachers in grades 6-12 in public and non-public schools.) Before beginning my new position I was not very familiar with service learning but with my first NYLC conference in Orlando, Florida I became passionate about it as a way to motivate students in school and to keep them in school.

    Professional Expertise/ Passions
    For the past three years I have worked as a program manager in the service learning program of The Brown Foundation. As part of promoting our service learning grants that are available to teachers, we offer workshops about service learning along with information on how to apply. We have also developed a binder of information that is distributed to all grantees and potential applicants. As we visit grantees, we encourage teachers to deepen their service learning projects and move their students from viewing their service learning as "fun" to a more thoughtful meaning. It is exciting to watch the growth and to learn from them as well.

    What I'm Most Excited About in My Current Work
    I have a strong interest in the environment and social justice so I find it energizing to be in a position to support projects in these areas.


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