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Marin receives Service Learning Innovation Grant

Christina MarinChristina Marín, assistant professor in Performing Arts, received an $800 Innovation Grant from Emerson’s Office of Service Learning and Community Action this summer.

The grant supports the ¡ACCIÓN! Community Theater (ACT!) youth troupe that Marín developed in collaboration with the Hyde Square Task Force, where she works as a theatre teaching artist-in-residence.

The funding supports bringing Emerson’s Theatre Education graduate students to the Hyde Square Task Force in Boston, where they will work directly with young people. The program allows Emerson students to develop pedagogical processes for their own studies and also to teach Boston youth about theater.

“This initiative increases…academic engagement and provides students with real-world discipline-specific knowledge and experience,” said Suzanne Hinton, director of the Office of Service Learning and Community Action. “Students frequently report on how transformative these service learning experiences are, and alumni often say the impact resonates well into their careers.”

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