In collaboration with the Women’s Society of Washington University, the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is excited to announce the inaugural Civic Action Week, Sept. 25-30, 2022. It’s a new initiative to highlight civic engagement opportunities available at WashU and in the St. Louis community. Working across campus with faculty, staff and community partners, […]
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Cathleen (Cassie) Power as our first Associate Director for Faculty & Academic Engagement. Cassie will start on August 21 and will serve as the Gephardt Institute’s lead on the vision, strategic expansion, and impact of academic community engagement. She will be available to work with faculty and leadership across […]
The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is pleased to announce an opening for a new full-time position. The Associate Director of Faculty and Academic Engagement will be responsible for leading the vision, strategic expansion, and impact of community engagement in academic spaces at Washington University in St. Louis. This position will foster and […]
Beth Martin is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies and a Gephardt Institute Community Engagement Faculty Fellow. She teaches a range of courses, including a freshman seminar focusing on the environment of St. Louis and a senior level seminar that prepares students to attend annual international climate negotiations. As a Community Engagement Fellow this semester, Beth has coordinated […]
The Gephardt Institute is advancing a bold vision to enhance a civic culture at Washington University, and the Civic Engagement Fund is a critical tool that supports members of the WashU campus community who seek to strengthen the social fabric of our communities. In the 2015-16 academic year, the fund awarded more than $75,000 to […]
If you ask Molly Metzger why she is so passionate about improving racial equity in housing and economic development, she says “The inequality we have created through decades of public policy is simply unacceptable. We need justice for practices like redlining, restrictive covenants, and other forms of institutionalized discrimination.” Dr. Metzger began her journey as […]
Matthew Bakko, Research Manager and Instructional Specialist, visited the University of Manchester in July 2016 as part of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement’s membership in the University Social Responsibility Network.
The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is excited to announce the re-launch of a new and improved Community Counts. Each year the Gephardt Institute collects data about Washington University’s collective civic engagement, community service and outreach, philanthropy, and engaged teaching and research. This information is used to gauge the scope and depth of […]
Just Do It! Courses Provide Students with the Fundamentals of Political Engagement
Community Engagement Faculty Fellow Beth Martin discusses her efforts to support community engaged teaching on campus.
Students explore the parallels between Challenger disaster and Ferguson crisis during a unique class.
The Research University Civic Engagement Network will focus on civic engagement practices in higher education.
Through a series of tours, Community Engagement Faculty Fellow Prof. Bob Hansman reveals the complexities of St. Louis to faculty, staff, and students.
WashU’s Student Life sat down with Gephardt Institute Community Engagement Faculty Fellow to discuss inequity in the St. Louis region and his life’s work in the community. Read the full article in Student Life.