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 […]
In a time of global pandemic, the 2020 presidential election is in peril. Students can and must help protect our democracy this year. Freedom Summer 2020 gives students from universities across the nation a chance to be part of a virtual movement for voter engagement ahead of the 2020 election. Join with others in helping build […]
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 […]
Leave It To Us – Fee Free Senior Citizen Shopping is a nonprofit that aims to help the most vulnerable during COVID-19 quarantine get needed groceries or pharmacy items safely. Volunteers retrieve groceries, then go to older adults’ homes and swap the groceries for payment, which is placed in a secure location on the porch. […]
Do you or a neighbor need help because of the pandemic? Can you volunteer or donate to support our community? St. Louis Quarantine Support is a group of volunteers who are delivering groceries and other necessities so that individuals at highest risk from COVID-19 and those currently experiencing symptoms may remain quarantined.Request assistance here. Volunteer here. Donate here.
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 […]
Staying informed about the current crisis is one important forms of engaged citizenship. But how do you know that the information you are consuming is reliable and accurate? This is an ideal time to develop your information literacy. The American Library Association defines information literacy as “a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information […]