Latest News From The Gephardt Institute

Civic Scholars to Present Projects in Rapid-fire “PechaKucha” Events

The Gephardt Institute’s Civic Scholars Program provides a rigorous, in-depth curriculum for undergraduate students with an interest and passion for civic leadership. Sophomores are selected through a competitive process and learn together through their junior and senior years. During the summer before their senior year, each Civic Scholar develops and implements an independent Civic Summer project […]

Institute Effort Drives Voter Turnout

“Best voting experience ever!” “Great experience, start to finish.” “Every vote day should feel like this!”  The results are in, and the Gephardt Institute’s voter turnout efforts were a smashing success, according to the students who voted on campus on Nov. 8. Almost 950 students and other St. Louis County voters cast their Midterm Election […]

Civic Engagement doesn’t End with the Election

After the massive effort to get out the vote at WashU, the Gephardt Institute’s efforts to instill civic engagement interest and skills in students are still going strong.   Civic Café is a new weekly event held in Stix House on Tuesdays, in which the WashU community is invited to discuss a civic issue or develop […]

First Civic Action Week puts Gephardt mission front and center at WashU

From Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, the Gephardt Institute was proud to introduce our inaugural Civic Action Week (CAW) in partnership with the Woman’s Society of Washington University in St. Louis. Across campus, different faculty, staff, and community partners hosted events and other opportunities to engage the WashU community as part of the Institute’s mission […]

Staff Feature: Louis Damani Jones

As the 2022 Primary Elections rapidly approach, we sat down with Voter Engagement Coordinator, Louis Damani Jones, to hear more about his work. Louis is a graduate of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and a previous Engage Democracy Fellow at the institute. We are excited that he is now bringing his […]

Introducing: Sonia Sequeira

Summer is finally here, which means our 2022 St. Louis summer fellowships are just getting started! Leading these programs is our Associate Director for Community Engagement, Sonia Sequeira. Sonia joined the Gephardt Institute team back in January, and brings a wealth of experience, humor, and insight to the role. Here, MarComm Intern Lily Gordon chats […]