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Jhay Edwards receives his graduation hood from Dean of Students Michael Smallis.

SIT Honors Washington, DC Center Class of 2015

SIT Graduate Institute and World Learning congratulate the Washington, DC Center class of 2015, a group of leaders ready to put their knowledge and skills in development into practice to make meaningful contributions to the field. An August 22 ceremony at the National Presbyterian Church honored this year’s 29 graduates with master’s degrees in sustainable […]

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FSC in India: Toward Achieving Social Impact through Monitoring and Evaluation

By Amy Jersild, Faculty, DC Center On January 3, 2015, 13 students (10 from the DC Center and 3 from Brattleboro, half from the US and half international) and I landed in Ahmedabad, India, to the celebratory sights and sounds of the local minority Muslim population observing the anniversary of Mohammed’s birth. Our first taste […]

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Nelson Mandela and his then wife, Winnie, after his release from prison on 11 February 1990. Photograph: Ulli Michel/Reuters/Corbis

25th Anniversary of Mandela’s Release

By Deborah Robinson Director, Washington, DC Center Can it really be that Nelson Mandela was released 25 YEARS ago? It was February 11, 1990 when Mandela was released from Victor Verster prison; I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I was transfixed as I watched the TV and finally saw the icon of […]

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A Long Journey to Education

By the time he was 11 years old SIT Graduate Institute alumnus James Kassaga Arinaitwe had already lost his entire immediate family and was living with his grandmother in rural Uganda. They made a meager living from the few goats, cows, and chickens they owned, but couldn’t afford the tuition Arinaitwe would need to attend […]

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Caitlyn speaking to incoming SIT students at September's convocation ceremony.

SIT Student Reflects on her City Year Service

Caitlyn Clark is a current SIT student in her second year of the MA in Sustainable Development program, working with the “Green UP SIT” campaign to fulfill her practicum requirement and encourage divestment away from fossil fuels and into cleaner energy sources. Caitlyn is also a City Year alumna, serving for two years in Philadelphia […]

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