Communication students help nonprofits spread the word about their efforts

Communication graduate students were part of an unusual service-learning project that paired them with nonprofit agencies to help improve those organizations’ communications. Leslie Harris, Associate Professor of Communication, who worked with Laurie Marks, executive director of UWM’s Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership and Research, to identify organizations that would appreciate the help. “All of these organizations are doing great things,” Harris said. “They just needed help with outreach, particularly with social media.” The class – Argument Theory and Practice – is in the Department of Communication and a part of the Rhetorical Leadership Certificate.


Hilary Rasmussen and Josh Miller worked with Milwaukee County Health Department to strengthen messages about healthy beaches. They and other UWM students helped area nonprofits to improve their communications. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

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