How to Protect Yourself and Others from High Temperatures
The Hot Spots project team developed a bilingual curriculum and easy-to-read, bilingual handouts and informational materials to raise interest and educate about the heat-related health risks for border residents and expectant mothers. Download the curriculum and printable PDF version of the information material, it's free. Project partners included a team of researchers, and community development and health practitioners from AYUDA, a community environmental health organization, Paso del Norte Red de Promotoras, a community health workers coalition, and the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment’s Associate Professor Gregg Garfin. This bi-national partnership builds upon previous collaboration between federal, state, and local governments on urban risk assessment including the University of Texas at El Paso, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and the City of Las Cruces.
The RENT Project Report
The RENT Project engages volunteer attorneys and students in delivering tenant education workshops embedded in social service organizations. The RENT Project curriculum presented at these workshops was co-designed with community stakeholders, including tenants, property owners, attorneys, judges, court staff, and social service providers, to fill knowledge gaps in the tenant community and deliver tenant education where and when tenants want it. The Innovation for Justice Program (i4J) at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and Step Up to Justice (SU2J), a non-profit pro bono law center, designed and launched the RENT Project.
The Bio/Diversity Project Report
The Bio/Diversity Project harnesses the power of University-community partnerships to create K-16+ and into the workforce pipeline aimed at diversifying the environmental sciences and local environmental science workforce. Through a combination of K-12 outreach and structured training, mentorship, and paid work experience, the Bio/Diversity project pique student interest in the environmental sciences and provides the support and opportunities necessary to sustain students as they move through their academic journeys and into the environmental science workforce. The primary project partners are the University of Arizona’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program, Saguaro National Park, and the Friends of Saguaro National Park.