Everyone can be a changemaker, prepare to participate!
The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service promotes equity and active citizenship in a diverse democracy, cultivating the values and skills needed to participate in public decision making and community life. One of the Nashman Center’s focus areas is social innovation. Social innovation to us is the creation of creative approaches to address social problems. The GWupstart program, within the Nashman Center, is the hub for social innovation training, mentoring and funding. It builds on GW’s strength to foster the next generation of citizen leaders.
What is the purpose and goal of Changemaker Week?
This year the GWupstart program brings you Changemaker Week. An opportunity to engage in programs, events, discussions, classes and meetings taking place on campus in which changemaking and being an active citizen in our community will be the theme and main topic of conversation. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the resources on campus available to turn your ideas into action. The Nashman Center utilizes the Pathways to Public Service and Civic Engagement to describe the range of possibilities by which someone can contribute to the common good. We encourage you and your team to think of ways that you can incorporate one or more of these pathways into your work on Changemaker Week. We intend to identify all the ways that the GW community has already committed to making change and the steps they are taking to move forward in being active citizens in our communities.
The 2021 schedule is coming soon. For reference, here is the 2020 schedule:
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