Information for Students

Community engagement & service-learning not only fulfill the institution's historic mission, but reinforce the concepts woven throughout the university's strategic plan. Teaching and advising, research and scholarship, outreach, and the university community can all be enhanced through student and faculty involvement in community service-learning.

The following resources are available to students interested in community engagement and service-learning:

  • Community Action Board - A student-run organization that engages students in meaningful service and collaborative initiatives that inspire them to strengthen relationships with the communities of which they are a part.
  • Engaged Citizen Corps – an intentionally designed first year academic + service year
  • Mini Grants – Service-Learning Mini Grants are available on a first come first serve basis to students designing and participating in service-learning projects.
  • Service-Learning Ambassador – Service-Learning Ambassadors (SLAs) are students committed to working with service-learning and community engagement. Each SLA works with a community partner on a specific project in which Drake students can be involved. This year, we are partnering with SPROUT, Everybody Wins! Iowa, IRIS, NextCourse Food Recovery, and the Community Action Board. We also hire a graphic design and social media coordinator. Read more about all of our Service-Learning Programs available to Drake students under the program section.
  • Post-Graduate Opportunities – CESL staff are knowledgeable about and can provide information on programs like AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps.
  • Volunteer Local – An online database of current volunteer opportunities.
University News
September 22, 2016
The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
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