On Saturday, November 15th, over 40 students and 10 faculty members gathered to engage with the NewCom model (using literature and design thinking to address non-profit challenges in Philadelphia)
Participants read Derek Walcott's "A Lesson for this Sunday", analyzed themes, connected these themes to literacy issues in Philadelphia, heard keynote addresses from literacy program TreeHouse Books, and brainstormed/presented a product to address their needs.
It was incredibly successful! Judging from the feedback, students really enjoyed doing this kind of deep dive into the social issues outside of the GA bubble.
Below are videos of the final presentations. STAY TUNED FOR OUR TWO-DAY WORKSHOP IN THE SPRING!