Revamped Fund Helps Build Strong Communities


The WashU campus is teeming with students, faculty, and staff who have the ideas, knowledge, and drive to make an impact in the community. The Civic Engagement Fund, now reinvigorated with additional funding and new categories, is the institute’s vehicle to help catalyze these efforts to strengthen communities in St. Louis and beyond. Now in […]

In the News: Reuben Riggs, Student Protest Leader Marches for a Better St. Louis


Riggs, both an Ervin Scholar and a Cantor Family Civic Scholar, helped form St. Louis Students in Solidarity, a group of concerned college students from across the region. He joined protests in St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri, and organized demonstrations on the Danforth Campus. Read WUSTL Commencement’s full article here.

Protests and Beyond: Civic Reengagement


Amanda Moore McBride, PhD, Bettie Bofinger Brown Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Social Work, Brown School; Director, Gephardt Institute for Public Service I write as a scholar of civic engagement who lives in St. Louis. I write having just returned from Hong Kong where I visited the “Umbrella Movement” protests at Occupy Central. I write in […]