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Designing Across an Ocean: From Minnesota to Sierra Leone

An image of Tikonko's birth waiting house in January 2016.

With the highest maternal mortality ratio in the world, Sierra Leone is one of the most dangerous countries for women to give birth.¹ Architecture graduate student Gauri Kelkar’s final project is helping to change that. Partnering with Rural Health Care Initiative (RHCI), a Minneapolis-based non-profit founded by Sierra Leone immigrant Alice Karpeh, Kelkar designed a birth waiting house (BWH) in the Sierra Leone village of Tikonko. Once completed, […]

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Teach for America info session September 29, 2010

Teach For America is a national nonprofit committed to eliminating the achievement gap that occurs due to the varying educational opportunities between low and high income areas in our public schools. The organization was ranked as the seventh best place to launch a career by Businessweek. Teach for America recruits outstanding students from all majors and backgrounds to lead a classroom for two years in low income communities. Teachers get full salaries and benefits, as well as a strong network of support to assist them along the way.

A Teach for America info session will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 6 p.m., in 20 Willey Hall.

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