In recent years, Washington University has deepened its commitment to galvanize and foster the civic involvement of alumni in addition to students, faculty, and staff, with the goal of fostering thriving communities across the nation and world.
WashU Engage offers civic and community engagement opportunities nationwide, focusing on serving local communities and deepening connections among alumni. The initiative is coordinated by the Gephardt Institute and the Washington University Alumni Association.
To date, over 1,400 alumni and parents have participated in 117 WashU Engage events and Common Reading Program book discussions.
WashU Engage events encourage alumni to engage with their local communities. In 2019, over 350 alumni participated in 19 projects across the nation to understand and help address pressing social issues.