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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND SERVICE LEARNING

Carnegie Classification Designee - HWS Colleges was one of the 28 baccalaureate colleges selected for the 2010 Community Engagement Classification designation by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Ranked 8th in the Nation: among liberal arts colleges by Washington Monthly in its 2012 "College Guide" rankings for community service participation and hours served.

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction 2012: awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service- learning and civic engagement.

Annually, students contribute over 80,000 hours of service and engagement to local, national, and international communities and generate approximately $110,000.00 in fundraising efforts that are directed to local, national, and international non-profit organizations.


Mission Statement: The Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning stands for learning through service that produces students who are civically engaged and graduates who are active, global citizens.

Vision Statement: A sustained, engaged relationship with the community through the Geneva Partnership that promotes positive community change and enhanced student learning.



How to Get Involved: Compass



Step 1: Community Service

Paint a room. Plant a community garden. Clean a beach. Meet new friends while working in the community. See how personally rewarding it is to help others. Start seeing the connections between community service and your academic interests.


Step 2: Civic Engagement

Spend spring break serving in another community. Become an America Reads tutor. Take a course with a service-learning component. Apply what you are learning at HWS in Geneva, across the country or around the world.


Step 3: Civic Leadership

Work with an adviser on a community-based research project. Lead students as an America Reads or America Counts Coordinator. Volunteer as a board member in a community organization. Discover how to pursue your ideas and interests while leading others toward a common goal.


Step 4: Engaged Citizenship

Lead change. Rally for a cause. Become an activist. Join AmeriCorps. Vote. Get involved in government. Be a mentor. Determine what needs to be accomplished and then do it. Find your place in the world – as a citizen, humanitarian and leader.


Please refer to the links in the left-hand column to gain further information about the Center's programs and offerings.




















CONTACT

Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning
Trinity Hall
Geneva, NY 14456


Phone: (315) 781-3825
E-mail: serve@hws.edu

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STAFF

Kathleen Flowers
Director


Jeremy Wattles
Assistant Director


Shayne Feinberg
Program Coordinator


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