Civic Engagement

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The mission of the Center for Careers, Life, and Service is to empower students and alumni to live, learn, and work with meaning and purpose.

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  Link:  http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/ Information on volunteering and civic engagement from the Corporation for National & Community Service.  

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Curricular Service-Learning The Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program provides direct and indirect support to faculty, students, and local community partners as they embark together in community-based, experiential learning projects. Service-learning and civic engagement...
Guidelines for Submitting Scholarship/Fellowship Application Materials In submitting applications for scholarships and fellowships, please adhere to the following guidelines: 12-point font, double-spaced Minimum of 1" margins on all sides Applicant's name on each page Do not...
Guidelines for Submitting Scholarship/Fellowship Application Materials For the on-campus nomination process, please follow these guidelines:  12-point font, double-spaced Minimum of 1" margins on all sides Applicant's name on each page Can be single or double-spaced You may...
Philanthropic Endeavors through Community Enhancement The Office of Community Enhancement & Engagement supports the college’s core mission by helping our hometown become an even stronger place to live, work, and study. Serving as a liaison between Grinnell College and the...
Whether you are a student looking to connect to the community in a meaningful way, a faculty member wanting to add a service component to one of your courses, or staff member interested in a new project, the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program can assist you in...
Core Values Collaborative Partnerships – Service endeavors should strive for egalitarian campus-community partnerships characterized by mutual trust and respect, guarding against becoming imperialism in the guise of service.  (See principles of partnership below.) Stewardship...
Applications for the 2015-2016 Fellowship year are open now through November 17, 2014. As part of its historic commitment to social justice and responsibility, and in an attempt to match the talents and idealism of our students with the needs of our local and global communities...
Community-Based Experiential Learning The Community Service Office provides direct and indirect support to faculty, students and local community partners as they embark together in community-based, experiential learning experiences. Community-based experiential learning, or...
Welcome to the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Office! The students, faculty, and staff of Grinnell College have long been committed to social responsibility. Grinnell was a center for abolitionist activity before and during the Civil War, and it later played a key role in...
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"I know I want to go to grad school eventually but first I want to take some time off." Does that sound like you? Sometimes Grinnell students say something like this as they are thinking about life after graduation, and the appeal of "time off" after four intensive years is...
OrgSync OrgSync is a Campus Engagement Network in which you can:1. Find forms and applications. For example: Service Transportation requests, AltBreak & ReNew applications, Community Service Work-Study applications, etc.2. Browse service opportunities provided by student...
Grinnell’s commitment to social justice and serving the common good is reflected in the college’s strong philosophy of student self-governance and personal responsibility, as well as in campus programs and initiatives that encourage students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the...

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Alumni of Grinnell’s First Year of College Program understand the true value of a liberal arts education. The incarcerated students in the prison-based program face strong competition. If accepted, they take rigorous courses taught by Grinnell faculty members. The accredited...
At Grinnell, an array of class-related experiences outside of the main academic buildings gives students a chance to dig deeper into topics in real-world settings. Take Asani Seawell’s Advanced Health Psychology course, for example. Seawell, an associate professor of psychology...

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Grinnell’s Service Learning and Civic Engagement Program is an outgrowth of the college’s long history of social responsibility, reflecting our belief that quality civic engagement addresses the common good while providing transformational experiential learning. This program...