The All Civic Celebration is a unique event that brings together all current students in the Civic Scholars Program—newly selected sophomores, juniors and seniors—to facilitate relationships and celebrate major milestones in the Civic Scholar experience. This year’s event took place on Sunday, April 30, in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge. “It has been such an […]
The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement recently honored senior Civic Scholars during a special graduation toast. Over the past two years, the Civic Scholars Class of 2017 completed four semesters of academic course work, received multiple levels of mentorship, and developed substantial summer civic engagement projects. Like the 28 alumni Civic Scholars who have come before […]
The Civic Scholars Program, comprising four semesters of academic course work, combines self-exploration, peer relationship building, and experiential education to lead students to a deeper understanding of themselves and their roles as civic agents. Sophomores are selected through a competitive merit-based process and learn together through their junior and senior years. The program includes two years of […]
Stern Family Civic Scholar Lucy Chin ‘17 reflects on the impact of Gephardt Institute programs throughout her four years at Washington University. In addition to her participation in the Civic Scholars Program, Lucy has led a service trip to Memphis and has interned with the institute to coordinate Meet St. Louis and Hawthorn InvestiGirls. The Gephardt Institute for Civic and […]
2016 Civic Scholar Carrick Reddin shares his reflections on the role of mentorship and community while at WashU and now as a citizen of St. Louis. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.” […]
Civic Scholar Laken Sylvander ‘17 joined research manager Matthew Bakko to represent Washington University in Beijing at the University Social Responsibility Network Summit and the Beijing Forum. When I was informed I was selected to serve as the WashU student representative to travel to Beijing and present at the University Social Responsibility Network Summit, I […]
Building on a legacy of generous support to Washington University, business and civic leaders Maxine Clark and Bob Fox are providing $540,000 to advance the efforts of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement and its Civic Scholars Program.
Rachel Sumption, AB Islamic Studies ’16, has connected WU tutors with St. Louis charter schools as our Each One Teach One Coordinator, and explored a lifetime of advocacy as a Civic Scholar. Here, she reflects on her experience with the Gephardt Institute weeks before traveling to Rabat, Morocco as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. By […]
Support from National Council member Matt Seiden and his wife Wendi Weill has far-reaching impact.
The Civic Scholars Program Class of 2016 reflects on their two years as scholars.
Senior Civic Scholars and friends Nick Okafor and Carrick Reddin discuss their shared experiences in the classroom and the community
A new series titled “Fail Better” showcases Washington University faculty, staff and students who have failed big, sometimes in very public, humiliating ways. And yet, their so-called failure has brought surprising rewards. The latest interview in the series profiles Gephardt Institute Civic Scholar Kierstan Carter, who wanted to change St. Louis by connecting high school students with […]
The new university homepage features Civic Scholars Program alumni and the 10-year anniversary of the institute.
Shastri, a Civic Scholar and Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award honoree, has led a number of high-profile campus initiatives and organizations, including the Mosaic Project and the Social Justice Center. Read WUSTL Commencement’s full article here.
Tori Bawel, who is an Annika Rodriguez Scholar and a Gephardt Institute Civic Scholar, plans to attend Stanford University School of Medicine in the fall. She said “I recognized how I could help both individual patients and vulnerable populations through medicine, research and advocacy.” Read WUSTL Commencement’s full article here.
The Gephardt Institute for Public Service selected twelve sophomores for its 2017 class of the Civic Scholars Program. With its mission “to cultivate the next generation of civic leaders,” the program seeks students with exemplary scholarship, leadership, and commitment to community engagement. Civic Scholars enroll in two years of academic coursework related to civic leadership […]
Civic Scholars from the Class of 2015 have been recognized for their work across campus and beyond. Jason Silberman, a senior in the philosophy-neuroscience-psychology in Arts & Sciences, is a Stern Family Civic Scholar. Jason worked with a team at the Washington University School of Medicine last summer to develop a checklist to guide standard […]