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The Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service aims to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. We focus GW’s resources to meet community needs beyond the campus, promote active citizenship in a diverse democracy, and enhance teaching, learning and scholarship at GW.
Come visit the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service on the fifth floor of the Marvin Center in Colonial Crossroads. The Marvin Center is located at 800 21st ST NW.
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Welcome GW Class of 2018! Learn more about how to get involved in service in the community during Colonial Inauguration.
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We look forward to officially welcoming the GW Class of 2018 at this year's Freshman Day of Service on September 6, 2014. Last September, first-year students gathered for Freshman Day of Service and Convocation in the Smith Center.
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During the 2013-2014 academic year, GW amassed 403,146 service hours, more than four times the original challenge goal of 100,000 hours Mrs. Obama issued in 2009.
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For the first time, our center's student leaders gathered for a Student Leader Institute last summer. We look forward to welcoming this year's student leaders for the 2014-2015 academic year!
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Students who have performed over 100 hours of community service are recognized with honorary commencement cords, and qualify for the President's Volunteer Service Award.
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January 14, 2015
New workshops, mobile service projects on campus planned for MLK Jr. Day volunteer event.
January 14, 2015
Green construction, community health, education among topics explored on Alternative Winter Break trips.