We are proud to highlight the accomplishments of some of our fellow Dartmouth Alums. If you know of an alum who has found innovative ways to make change happen, who has created something, or who has just done something interesting, please contact us.
Heather Halstead '97 - Reach The World geography education
Heather Halstead '97 founded Reach the World in 1998 to broaden the horizons of students in underserved public schools by connecting them online in their classrooms to real-world international voyages that spark their interest in geography and world cultures. Today, Reach the World has served more than 8,000 students in New York City and Chicago, bringing together the thrill of round-the-world sailing trips with best-in-class tools for geographic education.
posted by Karsten A. Barde 04 | updated October 8, 2007
Sixth Annual Social Justice Awards
The culmination of Dartmouth's MLK celebration, the Social Justice Awards recognize community members and organizations whose work exemplifies the principles of Martin Luther King Jr. This year's recipients are: Paul Holzer '00, Thomas W. Wahman '60, Karen Kramer Hein DMS'68, Jim Butterworth Tuck '91, The Mascoma Clinic, and the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program. Read their bios at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~ide/programs/socialjustice/sjabios2007.html .
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 18, 2007
Young Alums Making A Difference at Boston Charter School
From teachers, tutors, and volunteers, to the school's new principal, there are signs of Dartmouth everywhere at MATCH--a new Boston school whose purpose is to transform young people on the verge of failure into college--bound high school seniors. Jorge Miranda '01, Tony Luckett '01, Tara Kyle '04, Bryant Ho '05, Brian Burgess '05 and Kate Nugent '06 find fulfillment in making a difference in the lives of high school students in Boston. Read more online at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dartlife/archives/16-5/match.html (text courtesy of YADA)
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 2, 2007
Neal Katyal '91 Wins Guantanamo Decision in the Supreme Court
This month's Dartmouth Alumni Magazine highlighted Neil Katyal's outstanding representation of Guantanamo detainee Hamdan, resulting in a sweeping Supreme Court decision this week condemning the overreaching of executive power. Click to see a short description of the article from Law Blog.com as well as an earlier posting by the Dartmouth student organization BuzzFlood.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated July 2, 2006
Alumni, Students Honored at Annual Social Justice Awards Ceremony
Recipients of the 2006 Social Justice Awards were the late Meleia Willis-Starbuck '07, Matthew Wilson '83, Thokozani Xaba '89, Nick Kotz '55, and Grace Paley '98H. Three student organizations, the Darfur Action Group, Outdoor Leadership Experience, and Engineers Without Borders, were also honored. The awards were established in 2002 to recognize alumni, faculty, administrators, staff, student groups, and friends of the College who have contributed significantly to peace, civil rights, education, public health, environmental, or social justice.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated April 1, 2006
David Dawley '63 & his work with the Chicago-based Vice Lords
Go to http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/documents/bhm-dawley.asp for a fascinating article on the work of David Dawley '63 in the late 1960s. He helped convert a street gang in Chicago to a community-based organization. About his work, Dawley is quoted as saying "�We showed, at least for a few minutes, that we could change the world.� You can read even more in Dawley's 1973 book "A Nation of Lords," available at Amazon.com.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated March 29, 2006
Matt Souka '04 - Founder of the Hopscotch Network
Matt Souka '04 founded the Hopscotch Network, which mobilizes socially conscious young adults to support established non-profits dedicated to improving the lives of children through educational and life-improving support. There are currently chapters in San Francisco and New York City.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated April 24, 2005
Keith Boykin '87
Keith is a prominent national political activist on issues related to the intersection of race and sexuality. Keith went to Harvard Law School, worked in the Clinton administration, and has written several books on Black America and the need to construct a more inclusive society. Included here is his bio as well as an article on his meeting with Louis Farrakhan.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated March 3, 2005
Six to receive Social Justice Awards from Dartmouth
January 10, 2005: The College will honor those who have made significant contributions to the fields of civil rights, education, environmental justice, public service and public health in its annual Social Justice Awards ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated January 18, 2005
Two alumni receive public service awards
September 19, 2003. The William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College has announced the latest recipients of its Lester B. Granger '18 award for outstanding public service by a Dartmouth graduate. This year's winners are Theresa Ellis '97 and Michael Stern '59.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | updated November 5, 2003
Dartmouth alums found Democrats 2020
While we are a non-partisan organization, we would like to highlight the work of 2 alums - Josh Green '00 and Jorge Miranda '01 - who recently founded Democrats 2020.
2020 Democrats is an independent organization dedicated to uniting young people around a vision for our future -- and then turning that vision into a reality. It was founded on the belief that the Democratic Party urgently needed to tackle three challenges: articulating a compelling vision for our future, proposing creative ideas to get us there from here, and connecting in a meaningful way to young people. Beginning on May 27th, 2003, 2020 Democrats asked young people to articulate their individual vision for the future of America. Over the weekend of August 1st, 150 of these vision authors congregated in Washington D.C. to begin developing shared objectives on a wide range of public policy issues, as well as considering the question -- what values bind all Democrats together? Over the next year, 2020 Democrats is inviting even more young people to become a part of the conversation and help us further define our vision for the future. To join the conversation, go to www.2020democrats.org and submit your vision for the future of America. Become a member of the growing 2020 Democrats network and help our generation take responsbility for our future.
Josh Green '00, originally from Atlanta, Georgia, currently lives in New York City where he works full-time for 2020 Democrats. Josh graduated from Dartmouth College in 2000 with a degree in Government. While at Dartmouth, Josh was president of the Student Assembly. After graduation, Josh worked as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He then worked for iFormation Group, a private equity firm. Josh is a co-founder of 2020 Democrats and sits on the board of directors for Let's Get Ready, a non-profit group that organizes college students to provide free SAT tutoring and college counseling to underprivileged high school students. In the Fall of 2003, Josh will begin work towards dual graduate degrees in business and public policy at Harvard University.
Jorge Miranda was born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut, and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he works full-time for 2020 Democrats. Jorge graduated from Dartmouth College in 2001 where he studied Government and Education. While at Dartmouth, he was president of the Student Assembly. After graduation, Jorge was a public school teacher at Randolph High School, where he taught United States and World History to students with limited proficiency in English. In 2002, Jorge was an organizer and education policy advisor for Robert Reich's gubernatorial campaign. In the Fall of 2003, Jorge will teach 9th grade mathematics at the Media and Technology Charter High School, a school that prepares disadvantaged urban Boston students to attend and excel in college and beyond--including and especially those students who have not been led to expect a college education.
posted by Miranda Johnson '97 | posted November 6, 2003 | updated November 5, 2003 | contact poster