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Introducing CDI Language Partners

Learning Life is pleased to announce the start of CDI Language Partners (LPs), which will connect individuals in the USA and abroad who wish to practice a foreign language.  The LPs will complement our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative‘s family-to-family diplomacy by connecting more US-based volunteers who wish to practice a foreign language with members of our families and organizational partners abroad. ...

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Cross-National Food Culture Research Goes Public

Learning Life’s Director, Paul Lachelier, and Drs. Melissa See and Kim Bullock of the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Community Health Division co-presented key findings from a joint study of the food culture of lower-income families in Washington, DC and Dakar, Senegal on Monday and Tuesday this week. The cross-national research is intended to better understand the food culture (i.e., people’s ...

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Intern Spotlight: Rilind Abazi

This is the fourth in a series of spotlights on our spring 2018 student interns.  Learning Life’s students this spring are assisting with research, outreach, fundraising, and international family-to-family projects focused on community photography and food culture as part of our Citizen Diplomacy Initiative (CDI).  Rilind Abazi, interviewed below, is, among other things, helping with fundraising research and event organizing, research on ...

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DC Rich and Poor: A Tale of Two Wards

Like all cities worldwide, Washington DC is subdivided into smaller governmental units.  In DC, these units are called wards, and the city has eight of them.  Six of DC’s wards are located west of the Anacostia River (Wards 1-6), two east of the River (Wards 7 and 8).  For all the gentrification happening throughout DC, the Anacostia River divides the ...

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