By Yen-I Lee, Washington State University; Xuerong Lu, University of Georgia; and Yan Jin, University of Georgia
Narratives, as powerful approaches to storytelling, have exerted strong influences in driving public discourse about social issues. Various stakeholders, either directly experiencing an event or observing how the event evolves, are able to create their own narratives and contribute to… More
One of the many challenges of being a university-level educator during the COVID-19 pandemic is watching our prepared and motivated students face an uncertain professional future. While canceled internships and potentially lackluster job prospects are a very real challenge, one opportunity provided by our Zoom-based reality is the enhanced access available to professional events that were once financially or… More
Nonprofit organizations have always done their best to try to convince stakeholders of the importance of an issue as a “problem” that can and should be solved. They seek to explain how their cause(s) or mission is an effective way to combat the problem and to advocate or promote specific actions that can improve the situation.
Social and mobile engagement with low-income individuals in a way that matches their needs is ever evolving. Findings suggest that traditional face-to-face dialogue and engagement may still be the best way to achieve an authentic relationship.