Building Opportunities for High School Students in Colombia
Cornell and Universidad de Magdalena students designing and implementing a project to enrich education at Sanmario High School
In this project, Cornell undergraduates work with peers from Universidad del Magdalena (UM) to design and carry out a project to supplement education at Sanmario High School. Both the university and high school are located in Santa Marta, Colombia, a community shaped by conquest, slavery, civil war and extreme socioeconomic differences. The university students spend a semester video conferencing to learn about each other’s academic abilities and assess needs and opportunities specific to the high school, for which they create an enrichment project with academic and practical components. The following semester, the Cornell students travel to Santa Marta to implement the project with their UM partners.
Grant category: Other
Timothy DeVoogd, Department of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Universidad del Magdalena
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.