Drake University Engaged Citizen Corps is an intentionally designed curriculum and service year experience for entering first year students that exposes members to issues of social justice while providing them hands on experience to impact their community. Members dedicate themselves not only to weekly service hours but to making connections between their community experiences and academic pursuits. The service project will be directly integrated in to the assignments and activities of 4 courses (15 credits) and still allow students the opportunity to take other courses towards the pursuit of their major. Service sites will represent agencies working across multiple areas of economic and community development for example affordable housing, transportation and bikability, health and safety, business cultivation, and arts and culture.
Worried about time committment? Take a look at how the hours break down.
Sample course sequence
|FYS: The Common Good*
|Engaged Citizen Experience Course*|
|Written Communication*||Internship (3 credits)|
|2-3 Exploratory Courses||2-3 Exploratory Courses|
|20/hrs week service (3 hours are embedded in the FYS)||20/hrs week service (9 hours are embedded as the Internship)|
*fulfill related AOI requirements **Engaged Citizen Corps members have been pre-approved to register for the J-term Info Lit course, allowing for 3 additional credits to be taken in the fall or spring semester
For more information or questions contact Renee Sedlacek at (515) 271-2454 or email email@example.com
This program was selected as the winner for the national Service + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge. Challenge and funding made possible by National Conference on Citizenship, The Aspen Institute Franklin Project and Lumina Foundation.