Check out our featured stories that illustrate the shared scholarship, service, social innovation and civic engagement work of our students, faculty, staff and community partners.
March 17, 2021
For the March 2021 Civic House Saturday, students expanded their understanding of community engaged learning and research, as well as the role of self reflection in service.
February 1, 2021
The 2020-2021 Civic House program may look different than in years past, but its core dedication to serving the community remains unchanged.
January 5, 2021
The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service not only encourages active citizenship but promotes community needs through its partnership with over 200 organizations.
December 15, 2020
Through all the work that Amy Cohen has done over the past 30 years of her career, she said she always wanted to ensure that colleges and universities make service and civic engagement a regular part of what they do.
October 19, 2020
Eric Holder Jr. encouraged students to raise their voices during a virtual class visit to discuss the importance of the right to vote.
October 06, 2020
TSPPPA student Omar Negron-Ocasio has a business plan to change that.
September 22, 2020
There are numerous opportunities for GW students to make connections, Ms. Cohen said, even while staying at home.
September 11, 2020
Three certificate programs will allow students to engage in workshops and reflections aligned with their interests.
May 29, 2020
Learn the story of two students exploring beautiful Timor-Leste as Projects for Peace Fellows.
August 18, 2020
Through the COVID-19 Student Action Fund, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) recognized students seeking to address the pandemic through various projects.
August 11, 2020
Through the SummerTrek Changemakers program, 10 GW students helped D.C. middle school students turn the issues they are passionate about into virtual advocacy campaigns.
June 15, 2020
The #GWInSolidarity program series offers the safest space possible for the community to heal amid global unrest.
May 22, 2020
Students, faculty and other members of the university community continue volunteer and service-learning projects amid the COVID-19 crisis.
May 11, 2020
Jackson Fawcett shares his experience as a volunteer serving with 826DC and reflects on his time with the organization.
March 09, 2020
The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program for students from Campus Compact member institutions. The students selected for the fellowship are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally, and internationally.
March 06, 2020
Zaniya Lewis is growing her online campaign into a national social enterprise. She works with high school students at the School Without Walls four times a week as part of an on-campus YesSheCanCampaign college and job readiness program.
February 26, 2020
George Washington University is the No. 1 producer of Peace Corps volunteers among medium-sized schools on the agency’s 2020 list of colleges and universities.
February 14, 2020
George Washington University, located in the political epicenter of the United States, maintains a strong focus on the civic world. This civic interest characterizes the students who choose this campus as their home.
February 10, 2020
The Nashman Center’s first-ever week focused on increasing the number of active citizens in the GW community inspired participants through “collaborative” discussions, officials said.
February 3, 2020
Officials are hosting several events this week to highlight “social innovation” and encourage students, faculty and staff to get involved with their community.
February 1, 2020
More schools are working to cultivate good citizens. GW falls among the top 139.
January 30, 2020
The George Washington University has received the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s 2020 Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.
January 21, 2020
Hundreds of volunteers from the GW community served throughout Washington, D.C., during the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Leadership.
January 13, 2020
Gabi Bello, engageDC student leader, explains what motivates her to serve with community partner, Miriam's Kitchen.
December 09, 2019
The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), which brings together student leaders committed to addressing world issues, selected six George Washington University students for its 2020 program.
December 09, 2019
Chloe King, B.A. ’19, has been selected as a 2020 Marshall Scholar. She is the fourth George Washington University recipient in the scholarship program’s 66-year history and the university’s first since 2013.
As an undergraduate at GW, Chloe received the Projects for Peace Grant, was awarded a Knapp Fellowshi, and co-founded an organization called Last Call.
October 11, 2019
YesSheCanCampaign is a youth-led national movement that empowers, inspires and shares the stories of women who are overcoming obstacles while striving to complete their education.
September 23, 2019
Students at the George Washington University more than doubled their voting participation in the 2018 midterms compared to 2014, according to a recent study by Tufts University.
August 26, 2019
The university’s Convocation and Welcome Day of Service helps first-year students join the GW and greater D.C. communities through service around the region.
January 22, 2019
Braving severe winter cold and wind, more than 800 volunteers from the George Washington University and the D.C. area participated Monday in service projects in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
May 01, 2019
The GW Student Association collaborated with University officials to form the Food Experience Task Force, a platform where student leaders, faculty and administrators work together to study and evaluate the dining experience at GW.
Sophomores Marietta DeJulio-Burns and Annalise Morrone reflect on their Alternative Break experience.
September 10, 2018
The university’s largest Freshman Convocation and Day of Service featured service at more than 40 sites in the D.C. area and encouraging words from GW administrators.
May 08, 2018
The Honey W. Nashman Center hosted a symposium on connecting campus scholarship with community service in D.C.
January 16, 2018
Hundreds of volunteers complete service projects with area nonprofits, D.C. public schools and others.
May 04, 2017
Two students received the Steven and Diane Robinson Knapp Fellowship to address food conservation and gender equality with their projects.
April 19, 2017
The annual Earth Day fair featured the winners of a competition to design solar charging stations and of Eco-Challenge, which encourages those living in residence halls to reduce water and electricity consumption and to recycle.
November 8, 2016
Interior architecture and design students revamped local non-profit organization Homeless Children’s Playtime Project's headquarters as part of a class project.