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Alumni Spotlight: Andreas Mitchell AB ’13

“If not for Civic Scholars, I don’t think I would have had the confidence to go down this road.”   The lessons Dr. Andreas Mitchell AB ‘13 learned with Civic Scholars inform how he approaches his work today. His time as a Civic Scholar gave him a sense of what civic leadership looks like and whether […]

Civic Scholars journey to DC for first time since 2019

Civic Scholars in the Classes of 2024 and 2025 had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. last month. The immersion trip complements Civic Scholars coursework, as the students met with and learned from DC community leaders and advocates and witnessed the federal policymaking process.   This is the first time since 2019 that the trip […]

Institute to host “The Bill of Obligations” author Dr. Richard Haass on April 1

On April 1 at 4 p.m., Dr. Richard Haass will give an Elliot Stein Lecture in Ethics at the Emerson Auditorium in the Knight Center.  Please RSVP. Haass, a veteran diplomat and respected scholar of international relations, will speak on his book, The Bill of Obligations, and the question it poses: What do we owe one […]

Institute announces more than $30,000 awarded for inaugural Transform Grant projects

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the Transform Grant, the largest award in the Institute’s newly launched St. Louis Impact Fund. In the 2023-2024 cycle, the Institute will award over $30,000 to five different projects co-designed by Washington University students and community organizations aimed at […]

Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Harris ’18

Civically minded work does not end when students conclude their time with the Gephardt Institute, which holds true for alumna Rachel Harris ‘18. During her time at WashU, Harris double majored in Educational Studies and Spanish while working at the Institute, which led her to the work she does today.   For the last four […]

2024 election series launches with kick-off social

“Five, four, three, two, one”  At the Engage Democracy 2024 Kick-Off Social, Associate Director for Civic Engagement Alannah Glickman led a crowded room of students through a mindful exercise focusing on the five senses. Each person focused on their surroundings to practice self-care for the election year ahead.  On Jan. 25, the Gephardt Institute hosted […]

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