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Apply to the Civic Engagement Fund

The Civic Engagement Fund provides necessary financial support to launch, expand, and at times sustain community partnerships. The Gephardt Institute provides consultation and support through the development and implementation of project plans, site visits, and evaluations. All members of the WashU community are encouraged to apply. Learn more.

Watch Divided City Graduate Summer Research Fellow Presentations

Please join us for a series of virtual PechaKucha-style presentations on the research of Divided City Summer Graduate Fellows. Graduate students in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture present their research on urban segregation broadly conceived. Learn more.

Attend Wildlife Photo Tagging Training for UWIN

During the Tyson Conservation Corps’ first general body meeting, staff from the Tyson Research Center will be holding a wildlife photo tagging training for the Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN). Attendees will learn how to turn camera trap images from the greater St. Louis region into useable data. Sign up for TCC here to receive the link.

Register for Two Pandemics, One Election: The Future of Justice

As the global COVID 19 pandemic rages on, racialized policing, prosecutorial, and incarceration practices are under increased scrutiny. The cumulative effects of brutalization of black and brown people calls into question the United States’ commitment to equality and liberty for all. How do we envision and realize a future just society that incorporates a more […]

Sign up for Election Protection Training, Field and Social Media Monitoring Training

Join the fight for democracy with the St. Louis Area Voting Initiative (SLAVI), the Center for Social Development (CSD), and the St. Louis Area Election Protection Coalition (STLVPC). The organizations are seeking help and participation in Missouri’s nonpartisan Election Protection effort for the November 2020 elections by participating in the Virtual Election Protection Training Series. You […]