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Civic Engagement

Our complex society is filled with challenges, but these challenges offer opportunities for you to become actively engaged in the issues you care passionately about. The Center for Civic Engagement educates students to be socially conscious, skilled, and committed to a just, diverse, and democratic community. The Center offers a wide range of community exchange initiatives, which provide students the opportunity to be civically engaged, explore the root causes of social issues, foster reciprocal relationships with community members, and gain cultural competence.

Through direct service, education and reflection, students will realize and understand the importance of civic responsibility, explore ways in which they can impact their local, national and global communities, and become active citizens.

Community Engagement Fair

Are you interested in doing community outreach in Springfield or looking to serve the community around Western New England University? The community engagement fair is an excellent opportunity for students to get involved in the Springfield community.

The Fair

Alternative Breaks Program

This year, 24 participants have volunteered to engage in service opportunities in Washington, DC; Memphis, TN; and Pulaski, VA. Check out the outstanding work that students did down in Queens, NY, while assisting with Hurricane Sandy clean-up last year.

Alternative Breaks

Make a Difference in Local Schools

Springfield School Volunteers is always looking for tutors to support the learning of kids in the community. If you are interested in tutoring, please contact our America Reads Coordinators at wneamericareads@gmail.com The Center for Civic Engagement and Zanetti Montessori School are looking for students to help in their After School Program. To learn more, please contact the Center for Civic Engagement at civicengagement@wne.edu

 

Got Your LBC?

Come speak with staff in the Center for Civic Engagement to help you set up a civic-oriented LBC experience. The sooner you stop by to see us, the better chance we have of working with you to set up an enriching experience in the community. Our office is in the St. Germain Campus Center RM 233.

LBC Opportunities