Writing for the Community: Building Better Citizens in the Professional Writing Classroom
The Common Good: A SUNY Plattsburgh Journal on Teaching and Learning
grant writing , civic engagement , nonprofit , humanities , collaborative learning , Martha Nussbaum
In the fight for the future of the humanities, can teaching grant writing help? This article explores the relationship between civic engagement, the humanities, and the nonprofit world. I demonstrate how my grant writing class gave students not only professional grant writing experience, but also engaged them deeply in the Plattsburgh community and the wider world. I conclude that a classroom emphasizing collaborative learning and community connections makes students into better professionals and better citizens.