Andrew Samtoy

Host/Producer, Online and Community Engagement

Andrew Samtoy

I joined the Civic Commons in October, 2013 after a short career as an attorney and a long time in community organizing and engagement. I spend every minute of every day thinking about how I can get people to interact with each other - and now, at the Civic Commons, it's what I'm supposed to be doing!

My Recent Activity

Real Talk with Gary Shteyngart

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: I guess I'm more interested in what it represented to you.  Your prayers to it struck me as...

Andrew Samtoy

What about the Madonna struck you so forcefully in Italy?  

Real Talk with Gary Shteyngart

I responded to Real Talk with Gary Shteyngart: And when you see newly arrived immigrants in the USA, do you do anything to help them, or let...

Real Talk with Gary Shteyngart

I responded to Real Talk with Gary Shteyngart: What about the Madonna struck you so forcefully in Italy?  

Real Talk with Gary Shteyngart

I responded to rf studios: Speaking of...what do you think happened to that story?  I know it is lost to history, but what...

rf studios

How does your writing process differ between fiction and memoir? With the dominance of social media in the culture, do you find that readers now take fiction less seriously than a memoir or biography because it is not... Continue reading

Real Talk with Gary Shteyngart

 
On Monday, October 6, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., join Sound of Applause and Civic Commons ideastream in a live, online chat we're calling “Real Talk.”  Our first guest is award-winning author and Oberlin grad Gary...

Brilliant

I responded to Brilliant: Carrie -  Thanks for this!  I've completely cut off my cell phone now, and honestly, it's...

What to do about dropouts?

I responded to What to do about dropouts? : We received a number of questions from the Dropout Dilemma forum last night that Mike McIntyre...

What to do about dropouts?

I responded to What to do about dropouts? : If there was one thing you could say to a student considering dropping out, what would it be?

What to do about dropouts?

I responded to Enhancement Ministries, Inc. (EMI): So kids get temporarily thrown out of school, and they decide that they will just stay out?   ...

Enhancement Ministries, Inc. (EMI)

Our organization works in partnership with Cuyahoga Juvenile Justice and provide an intervention program to support students serving out of school suspensions. We have supported 150+ students in grades 8-12 this school... Continue reading

What to do about dropouts?

I responded to Andrew Samtoy: Wow, Matthew.  Thanks for this response.   What happened after you dropped out, if you don't...

Andrew Samtoy

What are the common causes of kids dropping out?