Downtown Eastside Learning Exchange
Established in 1999 in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), the UBC Learning Exchange connects people—local DTES residents, UBC students and faculty, and community organizations to learn from each other and work together toward positive change.
It’s a unique, non-traditional, shared academic space for exploring ideas and opportunities; a learning hub where members of the community and the university exchange experience and expertise in new and innovative ways.
Your gift will support a variety of community-based programs for residents of the DTES, from language learning classes to computer literacy workshops, nature-based field trips to arts activities. It will help the team support community-based research that centres on community goals, and provide access to research related to the DTES. Your support will also help students working in the community develop their critical thinking and leadership skills, build their confidence, and shape their career goals, and learn to work in partnership with marginalized communities.
The SpencerCreo Challenge - Challenge Unlocked
Every five donors who give to the Learning Exchange on April 5 will unlock $500 from the SpencerCreo Foundation, up to a total of $5,000.
The Faculty and Staff Challenge - Challenge Unlocked
When 20 UBC faculty and staff give to the Learning Exchange on April 5, a gift of $1,500 from Michelle Stack will be unlocked.
The Learning Exchange Match - Challenge Unlocked
All gifts of $100 or more to the Learning Exchange on April 5 will be matched by Jane Hutton, up to a total of $1,000.