Students Win Projects for Peace Grants



jj expressColby students were awarded two $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grants, with each seeking to improve the experience of immigrant students—in Maryland middle schools and in European high schools respectively. Projects for Peace was begun by Kathryn Wasserman Davis in 2007, and this is the fourth year that Colby students have won two of the 100 annual grants.

Peace Bubbles, a Maryland-based project proposed by Jenny Chen ’12, will create content for Chen’s JJ Express magazine to foster discussion of community issues and identify some problems that middle school students can begin solving. Journey Into Culture II, headed by Michael Hempel ’11, will involve as many as five Colby students working on documentary films with high school students in Germany and France to explore cultural identity and integration.

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