This Civic Moment: COVID-19 Response and Resources

Welcome to the Gephardt Institute

We foster a vibrant culture of civic engagement throughout  Washington University with a vision of civic health in St. Louis and around the world.

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Educating Students for Lifelong Engaged Citizenship

We inspire WashU students to actively engage in addressing social challenges. This arc of engagement begins with the first-year experience and continues beyond graduation.

Cultivating Campus and Community Partnerships

We catalyze campus and community partnerships that respond to community needs and priorities. We focus on trust, collaboration, and shared goals. 

Infusing Civic Engagement Throughout WashU

We advance WashU’s mission by supporting civic learning, leadership, and impact that reaches students, faculty, staff, alumni, community partners, and supporters.

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Action/Learning Exchange on Rural Response, Recovery, and Resilience

Join the Aspen Institute for an Action/Learning Exchange on "Ratcheting Up Rural Response, Recovery and Resilience: Five Good Ideas for Philanthropy Right Now." The virtual event will be held on June 2 from 2-4pm ET. During the first hour, rural practitioners and funders will briefly detail each of the Five Good Ideas for Philanthropy. For […]

Engaged Research in Rural Communities Lecture

Join the Institute for Public Health on June 17 at 11:30am CST for the upcoming session of Know Your Level of Community Engagement: Engaged Research in Rural Communities. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: Discuss rural health needs and concerns Identify strategies for building relationships and engaging in rural communities Develop plans […]