As the 2022 Primary Elections rapidly approach, we sat down with Voter Engagement Coordinator, Louis Damani Jones, to hear more about his work. Louis is a graduate of the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and a previous Engage Democracy Fellow at the institute. We are excited that he is now bringing his […]
Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program is seeking volunteers to teach English virtually. To submit an interest form, click here. Program staff will be hosting a volunteer orientation in September for potential volunteers.
The American Educational Research Association is currently accepting proposals for a special cycle of Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) initiative grants to address the dual pandemics facing education and learning in formal and informal contexts: COVID-19 and systemic racism. AERA’s Education Research Service Projects initiative encourages education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to […]
St. Louis Food Angels provides food and groceries to high-risk populations in St. Louis City during the pandemic through a food box delivery service and by helping nonprofit organizations with their last-mile deliveries. Learn more and complete a volunteer interest form here.
Join the Institute for Public Health on June 17 at 11:30am CST for the upcoming session of Know Your Level of Community Engagement: Engaged Research in Rural Communities. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: Discuss rural health needs and concerns Identify strategies for building relationships and engaging in rural communities Develop plans […]
The Civil Society Scholar Awards support doctoral students and university faculty to undertake academic projects that will enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding academic record as well as their active engagement with local communities, their potential to champion […]
Based on common foundations and a shared vision, NOMA, NAACP, and the SEED Network announce awards the NOMA-NAACP-SEED Design Awards for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in design, architecture, and land development diversity. Six projects will be selected through a juried process of distinguished experts. Submit your design project for consideration by June 15. […]
The Facing Project is a national organization that aims to create a more empathetic world through stories that inspire action. In this time of isolation, The Facing Project staff and supporters have asked themselves how, as oral historians, they can best capture this moment and continue to help people tell their stories. After much brainstorming […]
The Mission Continues is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills, and preparedness to generate visible impact. You can support veterans by joining a service platoon and participating in virtual social events, book clubs, and service projects. Learn more and view service platoon locations.
KIPP (The Knowledge is Power Program) is a national nonprofit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school scholars. You can support St. Louis KIPP students and their families during this time in the following ways: Distribute meals during pick-up times from 8am-12pm, Monday-Friday. (Social distancing guidelines are followed to protect […]
Folding@Home is a crowdsourced supercomputing project based at Washington University Medical School. Volunteers can help with disease research by using their home computers to run essential calculations. Getting involved is easy! Just download the software and let it run while your computer would otherwise be idle. You can choose a cause that is personally meaningful […]
Volunteer from home by transcribing handwritten documents for the Newberry Library. Newberry Transcribe is a digital transcription site that allows visitors to view and transcribe over 50,000 pages of letters and diaries from archival collections. Ranging from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, these manuscripts include business records of Revolutionary-era army suppliers, descriptions of life by nineteenth-century midwestern […]
Volunteers are needed to distribute meals at five University City school sites during the week of March 30. Volunteers will be provided with gloves, hand sanitizer, and hand washing stations for safety purposes. Meals will already be bagged with breakfast and lunch items, and no person-to-person contact is required. Learn more and sign up for […]
United Way of Greater St. Louis is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, helping to deploy funding where resources are needed most. United Way mobilizes donors and volunteers, community organizations, and companies with the goal of helping people live their best possible lives. Find ways to volunteer from home and other ways to support […]
Looking for a way to share financial resources with the most vulnerable in our region during the pandemic? Below is a list of funds seeking donations with the specific goal of supporting those impacted during this time in St. Louis. WashU Crisis Response Student Fund: To help cover emergency expenses for vulnerable students. WashU Crisis Response […]
With long-term care facilities across the country under complete lockdown, residents can feel increasingly isolated and forgotten. Send cards to your local long-term care facilities. Include a message of hope to remind residents that you’re thinking of them. Volunteer to make phone calls to check-in on residents/other older adults in the community. Sign up as a […]
Local farmers are being particularly impacted by the pandemic. Known & Grown exists to help farmers within the St. Louis foodshed spread the word about their practices, their products, and the principles that ground their food. Known & Grown offers resources to help you order from local farmers, shop at markets that stock local produce, and […]
The CDC recommends having a 14-day supply of food on hand. For those who are already food insecure, this is a near impossibility, and current circumstances add to their strain. Donate to your local food bank or volunteer if you’re healthy and able! There are also volunteer opportunities across the country through Meals on Wheels. In […]
Washington University medical students are asking researchers to collect extra personal protective equipment from their labs to be donated to frontline health-care workers. Needed items include: Eye protection, including face shields and goggles (glasses are not effective) N-95 respirator masks Masks Gloves Gowns Items to be donated should be labeled clearly and left in lab spaces. […]
Although the Gephardt Institute will not be hosting March blood drive on campus, eligible donors are encouraged to give at permanent blood donor locations across the country. There is currently an ongoing critical need for donations of lifesaving blood and platelets. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, blood drives continue to be canceled at an alarming […]
The Gephardt Institute is advancing a bold vision to enhance a civic culture at Washington University, and the Civic Engagement Fund is a critical tool that supports members of the WashU campus community who seek to strengthen the social fabric of our communities. In the 2015-16 academic year, the fund awarded more than $75,000 to […]
If you ask Molly Metzger why she is so passionate about improving racial equity in housing and economic development, she says “The inequality we have created through decades of public policy is simply unacceptable. We need justice for practices like redlining, restrictive covenants, and other forms of institutionalized discrimination.” Dr. Metzger began her journey as […]
Community Engagement Faculty Fellow Beth Martin discusses her efforts to support community engaged teaching on campus.
The Research University Civic Engagement Network will focus on civic engagement practices in higher education.
Through a series of tours, Community Engagement Faculty Fellow Prof. Bob Hansman reveals the complexities of St. Louis to faculty, staff, and students.
WashU’s Student Life sat down with Gephardt Institute Community Engagement Faculty Fellow to discuss inequity in the St. Louis region and his life’s work in the community. Read the full article in Student Life.