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About Our Office

 

 

 

The mission of the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service is to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University’s educational work. We promote equity and active citizenship in a diverse democracy, focus GW’s resources to address community needs through reciprocal partnerships beyond the campus, and enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship at GW.

 

 

 

 

 

Nashman Center Building

 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm,

Address: 837 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20052

 

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Goals

Meet Community Needs

  • Develop strong reciprocal, respectful and active democratic community partnerships
  • Use GW’s expertise and resources to address pressing human needs
  • Use evidence-based methods and assests-based strategies
  • Ensure that projects have demonstrable outcomes for the community
  • Focus on several strategic partnerships with multiple programs

Promote Active Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy

  • Engage GW with the District of Columbia and the world
  • Unite people of diverse backgrounds in meaningful relevant common experience
  • Cultivate the values and skills needed to participate in public decision-making and community life
  • Foster equitable access to resources and inclusion

Enhance Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

  • Promote and support engaged scholarship, including service-learning and community-based research
  • Support scholarship about service, equity, and civic engagement
  • Collaborate locally, nationally and internationally to further higher education’s commitment to civic engagement

 

 

Focus Areas

 

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Community–Engaged Scholarship

The Nashman Center helps undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and community partners leverage their skills and resources to make a difference in the classroom and community through over 70 service-learning courses each year

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GWupstart Social Innovation Hub

Through GWupstart, the Nashman Center helps students turn their ideas into action. We define social innovation as creative approaches to addressing social problems and provide approximately $50,000 in funding for socially innovative projects. In addition to providing funding, we provide mentorship, support, and networking opportunities.

 

 

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