Worcester State University
Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement

Programs and Events

Center Events:


Sustainability Fair

The purpose of the Sustainability Fair is to increase awareness of the importance of a 'green' and sustainable lifestyle, to provide resources, information and opportunities for work, advocacy and change, and to encourage the community within WSU that supports cooperation and responsibility for the preservations of the planet. 


Faculty and Community Workshops

The workshops are designed to foster faculty and community organizations development in the areas of service learning and civic engagement.


Dialogues in Social Justice

In memory of the late Faith Zeadey a sociology professor at Worcester State University, friends, family and colleagues established an annual dialogue of social justice issues.


Community Based Organization Forums

Twice a year forums are held on the Worcester State campus focusing on specific issues for local organizations.


Celebration of Service

In collaboration with the Intergenerational Urban Institute, this celebration aims to recognize those on campus and in the community that explore and work on local social issues.




Faculty Grants

This fellowship allows faculty new to service learning or already practicing community based pedagogy to expand their community partnerships, enhance their curriculum objectives, incorporate research and writing activities into their courses, or fine-tune their overall knowledge and skill set in the area.  


Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps Internship and Fellowship

Annual internships and fellowships given to WSU seniors to attract, develop and retain future leaders at the RFK Children's Action Corp.  Students can receive training and funding to work with at-risk youth at a residential treatment center in Lancaster, MA.


Behavioral Concepts, Inc.: A year-long internship program working with autistic youth.  


Alternative Spring Break: Managua, Nicaragua

Students work with a non-profit organization called Manna Project International in Managua, Nicaragua.


For information about these programs, contact: wsu_cslce@worcester.edu


Related Links
  A Report on WSU Student Success
  2012-13 Faculty Liaisons
  Join our Facebook page!
  MA Campus Compact
  Service Learning Clearing House
  Manna Project International
  Advancing Student Engagement in Communities: A Wiki Toolkit for Effective Orientation and Evaluation
  CSLCE Lending Library
  2012 - 2013 Service Projects
  Learn and Serve America
  Youth Changing the World
  WSU WPS Leadership Survey
  Community Partners of WSU
  State Study Group Report on Civic Learning and Engagement
  Community Partner Survey
  Student Survey


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