My civic engagement project, Global Citizens Academy, which was an outcome of a partnership between UNO and Montessori Children’s Room, made the UNO News headlines. Read the story here.
The project aims to bridge the UNO international students with the community through making them teach about the world in an Omaha area upper elementary school, Montessori Children’s Room. While the program helps the elementary students learn more about world geography and understand how interconnected our lives with the world, it helps UNO international students integrate better into the larger community.
The program provides UNO international students a forum to serve to the Omaha community with their background and skills, and to take part in our communities. It provides upper elementary students with the skills of intercultural competency and values of mutual respect and understanding.