Community Engagement is part of the fabric of Drake University as shown in our mission, strategic plan, and values. Over 80% of our students have a community service or service-learning experience by the time they graduate and approximately, 70% of our faculty and staff are engaged in the local community through serving on boards, actively volunteering with a community organization, or supporting different professional development associations. The following is a sampling of our Community Engagement & Service-Learning programming:

Alternative Breaks gives students a chance to spend their spring break helping others, it's a hands on learning experience focused on community service projects.

Everybody Wins! Iowa is a literacy and mentoring non-profit organization that increases children's opportunities for success in school and life through one-on-one reading experiences with caring adults and older students.

Iowa College AmeriCorps Homework Coaching Program

Iowa Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA program

Sprout: The Des Moines Urban Youth Learning Garden is located on the corner of Drake’s campus, and is a block away from the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa (BGCCI).