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    Veronika Scott 2012

    Two years ago, Veronika Scott, then an industrial design major at Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, began working on a class assignment: “Design to fill a need.” She spent months at a community shelter, learning about the needs of the homeless men and women she met. In particular, she was struck by the needs of those who preferred sleeping on...

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    Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara J. Wylie in Katmandu, Nepal
    1963

    Accession Number: PX65-2:44 Description: (original Peace Corps caption) Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara J. Wylie, 33, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, is an English teacher in Katmandu, Nepal. An outside project is a school which she has started for the children of untouchable servants in her neighborhood. Normally these children would ge...

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    Online Research Guides

    Library staff has developed a number of subject guides on topics of interest to researchers. The guides, which bring together a range of archival materials on given subjects, are an excellent place to begin a research project.

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    PX65-2:44 (crop) Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara J. Wylie teaches children in Katmandu, Nepal.
    Circa 1960s

    Accession Number: PX65-2:44 (crop) Description: Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara J. Wylie, 33, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, is an English teacher in Katmandu, Nepal. An outside project is a school which she has started for the children of untouchable servants in her neighborhood. Normally these children would get little or no schooling...

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    Paper Replica of Jacqueline Bouvier's Wedding Dress

    In 2004, Marshall Field’s Department Store in Chicago commissioned Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave and her collaborator Rita Brown to create this exact paper replica of Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding gown. De Borchgrave painted and prepared the paper to mimic the texture and color of the original silk. Brown then folded, glued and s...

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    John F. Kennedy Make a Difference Award

    Every year the Kennedy Presidential Library recognizes up to 100 middle school students from across Massachusetts for the difference they have made in their communities through service projects. The award is given to students who are nominated by teachers, principals and other community leaders for contributions they have made to their neighborhood...

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    Startl: The Future of Learning

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    The American Ireland Fund

    The American Ireland Fund helps people in need by supporting worthy and innovative projects in both Ireland and the U.S.

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    Hilda Solis (2000)

    California State Senator Hilda Solis overcame the strong opposition of a former governor and the California business community to win environmental protections for minority communities. Arguing that polluting projects were disproportionately located near minority and low-income neighborhoods, Solis successfully marshaled support for her environment...

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    Rebecca Onie 2009

    At the age of 19, Rebecca Onie founded Project HEALTH, a non-profit health agency that seeks to break the link between poverty and poor health. As a volunteer in a pediatric clinic at Boston Medical Center, Onie found that many patients returned to the clinic with recurring illnesses stemming from poor living conditions, inadequate diets, and other...

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PX65-2:44 (crop) Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara J. Wylie teaches children in Katmandu, Nepal.

PX65-2:44 (crop): Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara J. Wylie Teaches "Untouchable" Children in Katmandu, Nepal, undated

Accession Number: PX65-2:44 (crop) Description: Peace Corps Volunteer...