Every Action Counts: Civic Engagement in the Time of COVID

Although this semester has been anything but normal, the Gephardt Institute has been working hard to sustain and adapt the Engage Democracy Initiative despite the added layers of uncertainty. By identifying new and creative ways to educate the WashU community about the processes and civic skills needed to participate in a thriving democracy, both professional […]

Student Group and Community Engagement in the Time of COVID-19

As students return to campus this fall, community engagement looks different than normal. Student groups are challenged with shifting their plans to adapt to current remote engagement guidelines. “We had a few projects planned,” said Engineers Without Borders student leader Naasik Syed. “We don’t want to create new partnerships that don’t match what we do, […]

Adapting to Remote Engagement With Partners in East St. Louis

In March, student groups across the university were forced to stop operations as ‘normal’ due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some groups were able to continue meeting online. For community engaged groups, volunteering came to a complete halt. For Partners in East St. Louis (PESTL), this meant a disruption of their weekly program. […]