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Guidance on Community Engagement During COVID-19

This summer, the Gephardt Institute spent time preparing for students to engage remotely in the St. Louis community, responding to community needs aggravated by COVID-19 and persistent racial inequities, and re-imagining voter engagement for the November election. All of this has affirmed the importance of civic engagement and community engagement, which are vital—particularly in times […]

Attend “New in the Lou” Panel Series

The Gephardt Institute is hosting New in the Lou, a series of panel discussions to catalyze dialogue about St. Louis through the eyes of our local community. Conversations are geared towards undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/staff, with attention on new members of the WashU community.  Attendees will be entered to win swag from STL […]

Attend “Race, Sex, and Voting Rights: Past, Present, and Future”

Join WashULaw Professors Travis Crum, Elizabeth Katz and Professor Gilda Daniels, University of Baltimore School of Law; Director of Litigation, Advancement Project; and Author, Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America as they present “Race, Sex, and Voting Rights: Past, Present, and Future” on Monday, September 21, 4-5pmCST. MCLE 1.0 You can register to watch their conversation virtually […]

Attend Gephardt Institute Virtual Open Hours

The Gephardt Institute staff would love to talk with you about your interests, ideas, plans, and passions.  We offer resources for both undergraduate and graduate students and are happy to answer quick questions or to engage in broader discussions. Weekly Virtual Open Hours: Wednesdays, 3-5pm CT Zoom: Learn more about open hours:

Call for #ThisCivicMoment Series Submissions and Nominations

The foundation of civic and community engagement is in critical reflection – a process of thinking about circumstances that help us to learn, grow, and deepen our civic commitments. We invite you to reflect on this civic moment and commit to action as we explore how we engage with the civic impact of COVID-19 and the Movement for Black […]

Join the RSVP Center for a Trauma Support Group

Looking for support? Identify as a survivor? Seeking community? Consider joining the RSVP Center sponsored Trauma Support Group beginning this Fall 2020. Healing can be most powerful when done through connection and community. Within this group, expect to process the impact trauma has had on your life, build practical skills in managing trauma symptoms, and […]

Apply for the Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize

The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize (the Grinnell Prize) honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an award of $50,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to their related, nominated organization. Nominations are due […]

Apply for the Community Engagement Opportunity Fund

Administered in partnership with Washington University’s Office for Student Success and the  Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, the Community Engagement Opportunity Fund is designed to remove financial barriers for students engaging in civic and/or community engagement projects throughout the St. Louis community. Beginning in September, and for the duration of the 2020-21 academic […]

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Virtual Midwest 2020 Walk

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the leading nonprofit supporting those affected by eating disorders, is committed to building communities of hope, strength, and healing. Since there is a pause on large in-person gatherings, NEDA is going virtual with  events - because we need community now more than ever. We’re excited to announce that we’re […]

Attend the 13th Annual Institute for Public Health Conference

How prepared were we as a local/state/global community for the COVID-19 pandemic and how are we doing? What are the hidden costs of the pandemic? How can effective outreach and communication in the workforce, in schools, and among the public help? Discuss responses, lessons learned and our course toward recovery to a healthier future. Free […]

Apply for Marketing Specialist Intern Position with Encore STL

Encore STL is a production team dedicated to producing culturally relevant media and live productions. While they are performing artists, they are also educators and activists that aspire to use digital media and theater as a tool to impact and transform communities. Encore STL is seeking a savvy individual who likes to connect with people […]

Join Weekly WashU Virtual Connecting

Do you miss running into an old friend while waiting in line for coffee? Or hanging around the water cooler and chatting mid-day with colleagues? What about meeting a new person in Chem 111 or at a symposium? Well, now you don’t have to! Join the Skandalaris Center for a weekly Meetaway. This is 30 […]