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Show Us Your Impact: Community Counts Database Records WashU-Community Engagement

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is excited to announce the re-launch of a new and improved Community Counts.

Each year the Gephardt Institute collects data about Washington University’s collective civic engagement, community service and outreach, philanthropy, and engaged teaching and research. This information is used to gauge the scope and depth of WashU’s community partnerships, and inform opportunities for improvement and collaboration across schools and departments.

The data is used for national reporting and assessment, which influences WashU’s rankings. To tell the story, Community Counts collects data at an institutional level.

This year’s Community Counts has many features to improve accessibility and convenience. For starters, it is far shorter. It also makes it much easier for WashU faculty, staff, and students to request data and reports on initiatives and community partners.

All students, faculty, and staff who oversee community engagement initiatives are asked to complete the survey.

The schools, departments, programs and groups at Washington University in St. Louis implement an impressive array of civic engagement and community service activities, both locally and internationally. Over 750,000 hours of community engagement were completed during the 2014-2015 academic year.

The deadline for this year’s survey is September 30.

If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Bakko, Research Manager at the Gephardt Institute, at