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Class of 2021 Civic Scholars: Summer Spotlights

Over the past few months, Civic Scholars pivoted and exercised creativity to reimagine their Civic Summers. The Civic Summer is an integral extension of their coursework – a time for Civic Scholars to apply what they have learned over the course of two semesters, in partnership with community organizations or self-directed under the guidance of […]

Teaching and Learning for Social Impact: Resources for (Re)Designing Your Course

Teaching and learning this year are going to be unlike any time before. We are living in the midst of a global pandemic, our country is being forced to contend with racism and anti-Blackness, and we will teach and learn in the midst of an election that will undoubtedly have incredible ramifications. In addition to […]

Census Summer: Behind the scenes with Sophomore Otto Brown

“As a college student, completing the census is a way for you to give back to St. Louis beyond the time you spent at WashU.” Sophomore Otto Brown spent part of his summer as a census worker. Knocking on doors in his own neighborhood gave him a new perspective and appreciation for the work that […]

Challenging Times Require a Trauma-Informed Response

For almost six months now we have all been dealing with a threat that we didn’t see coming in the COVID pandemic. During this time, we have had to significantly restrict many of the activities that are common to human connection. We can’t hug each other, shake hands, gather, or go out with friends and […]