The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences


Learn from your classmates' experiences at the Mini-Grant Info Session March 1st at 3:30 PM

WHAT: Rocky Mini-Grants Poster/Info Session
WHEN: Friday, March 1, 3:30-4:30 PM
WHERE: Hinman Forum, Rockefeller Center.

Find out what kind of mini-grants were funded this term, such as: 

  • Association of American Geographers 2013 Conference
  • Kairos Global Summit
  • Africa Business Conference

Talk to members of the working group and find out how you can apply for mini-grant funding through the Rockefeller Center. Pizza will be served. Open to all Dartmouth students.

For more information about Rocky mini-grants, visit here.

Noche Dorada Celebrates Indigenous Identity

This year's Noche Dorada was a celebration of America's first inhabitants—“Indigenous Identity in the Americas”. It was an event filled with cultural diversity and expression, delicious Salvadorian cuisine, amazing speakers, and salsa dancing. The event was constructed with the intent to educate the Dartmouth community on the presence of Indigenous people in the Americas. It included two well-known Indigenous scholars, Ruben Reyes and Jorge Estevez, who gave presentations on the early inhabitants of Latin America. These presentations fostered a cross-cultural dialogue on the complex intersections of identity in the Americas, and exposed the audience to the Indigenous people, not only of North America, but also of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. 

Rockefeller Mini-Grants Program Recap: 18th Annual Inuit Studies Conference

Starting this fall, we began to offer Rocky Mini-Grants as a way to support students and student organizations who took initiative to extend their learning outside of the classroom.  The funding decisions and other program logistics are provided by our Rockefeller Center Student Program Assistants.

This report was submitted by Meghan A. Topkok '13 as part of her grant documentation requirements.

Rockefeller Mini-Grants Program Recap: Link Up Dinner

Each term, Link Up hosts the Proud to be a Woman Dinner in Alumni Hall, catered by the Hanover Inn. The event features a speaker and includes facilitated discussions at the tables. This term's speaker was Susan Brison, Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth.

Professor Brison spoke about her experience surviving sexual assault and how music and the arts helped her get through. We felt Professor Brison's story was important because it gave a personal face to an often hidden experience, especially here at Dartmouth. Her focus on the ability of the arts to uplift was timed in order to align with the Year of the Arts.

The table conversations are sometimes the most important moments for the event and for the organization; through them, women can feel included within the community of women and Dartmouth and find points of parity between themselves and others that they may not have felt before that night. These dinners foster relationships betweenwomen on campus.

Mini Grant Recap: The Paganucci Fellows' Trip to Liberia

The ProjectThe Paganucci Fellows social impact consulting project this year was to develop an expansion strategy for the Global Grassroots eAcademy for Social Change, a web-based social innovation platform. The eAcademy is tailored toward early-stage, grassroots social change agents who are interested in starting their own non-governmental or civil society organizations to address social issues in their communities. Global Grassroots has developed a beta version of the eAcademy and is about to wrap up the first round of pilot testing with pilot users in 10 countries which The modules are delivered entirely online.

Get Funding from Rocky Mini-Grants!

Looking for program FUNDING for yourself or a student organization???

Rockefeller Center mini-grants can be requested to cover the cost of conference registration fees up to $300 for an individual student and for programs and event costs up to $1000 for a student organization.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE website.Application deadlines for the fall term: Sunday, September 30Sunday, October 14Sunday, October 28Sunday, November 11
***The Rockefeller Center’s mission is to inspire, energize, and train the next generation of leaders in all endeavors.***

NextGen Conference (@nextgengov) 2012 Summit Recap - Great Resources and Advice for New and Future Professionals

The Next Generation of Government Training Summit began in 2010 and has enhanced the working and personal lives of 1,000+ Generation X and Y government employees. The sessions and workshops presented during the two day summit are jam packed with information focused on educating, inspiring and training emerging government leaders to further enhance their day-to-day career and the betterment of government overall.

Speakers this year included Dartmouth '97 and three-time Olympian Adam Nelson, and one of our Management and Leadership Development Program speakers, Dave Uejio.


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