Stay up to date on civic and community engagement news and events on campus and in St. Louis.

Sustainability Exchange Retreat Invites Students to Dig Deeper as They Collaborate with Community

The Sustainability Exchange is a unique Community Engaged Course that invites interdisciplinary teams of students to tackle real-world energy, environmental, and sustainability problems through an experiential form of education. Guided by a team of faculty advisors from across the university, students collaborate on projects with partners on- or off-campus to explore problems requiring innovative methods […]

Stay Engaged While Practicing Social Distancing!

In the era of COVID-19, it’s as important as ever that we consider our responsibilities to each other and to our communities, both local and global. In lieu of our usual weekly newsletter outlining in-person opportunities for civic and community engagement, we published a special edition that focuses on ways to support one another and […]

Ying Ma on Why the Census Matters

Ying Ma is an international Master of Social Work student at Washington University’s Brown School with a concentration in Older Adults and Aging Societies. Currently, she is completing a practicum with the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, where her work revolves around the 2020 U.S. Census. Before starting at Washington University, Ying was […]

Spotlight on WashU Votes

Spotlight on WashU Votes
The WashU Votes logo has become a familiar symbol on campus, proudly displayed on laptop stickers, t-shirts, buttons, and signs. This simple phrase has come to represent a key component of the Gephardt Institute’s work and Washington University’s commitment to civic engagement. WashU Votes is a student-driven voter engagement effort. It includes professional and student […]

Civic Engagement Fund: Fall 2019 Recipients

Civic Engagement Fund: Fall 2019 Recipients
The Gephardt Institute’s Civic Engagement Fund supports WashU students, faculty, and staff working to strengthen the fabric of their communities. Grantees collaborate with community partners to develop initiatives and Community Engaged Courses that catalyze positive change and student learning. The institute offers four grant categories that support different kinds of community engagement: Course Development Grants, Grants for St. […]