Community Engaged Faculty News

New Faculty Fellow Molly Metzger Focuses on Issues Critical to St. Louis

By giadmin on October 31, 2016

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 an engaged scholar well before her doctoral studies, working in Chicago on low-income housing issues as a social services coordinator. An assistant professor at the Brown School, she recently joined the Gephardt Institute as a Community Engagement Faculty Fellow.  She is also a faculty director […]

Show Us Your Impact: Community Counts Database Records WashU-Community Engagement

By Kimberly on August 18, 2016

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 WashU’s community partnerships, and inform opportunities for improvement and collaboration across schools and departments. The data is used for national reporting and assessment, which influences WashU’s rankings. To tell the story, Community Counts collects data at an institutional level. This year’s Community Counts has many […]