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LDES Faculty & Student Highlights
Kent State Student Plans Youth, Family Engagement at Local Community Center
Kalena Speicher, a Non-Profit Studies minor, planned and coordinated a youth and family engagement activity at Ravenna’s King Kennedy Community Center.
Kent State Students Support Freedom House Residents
Students in the Flashes 101 class recently took part in a class project at Freedom House, a nonprofit organization in Portage County that helps local, homeless veterans achieve greater self-sufficiency and obtain permanent housing.
Co-author of Study on Suicide in the Black Community Quoted in USA Today
Jenny Cureton, associate professor of Counselor Education and Supervision, was quoted by USA Today in an article on the rising rate of suicide among Black youth across the nation, and particularly within Northeast Ohio.