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ECC Partner Agencies

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. Students dedicate themselves not only to weekly service hours, but to making connections between their community experiences and academic pursuits. Engaged Citizen Corps students are expected to work on projects that help organizations build capacity.

Examples of past projects/tasks:

  • Create content for social media, newsletters, blogs, etc. to raise awareness of organization
  • Develop databases and analyze data
  • Conduct client profiles, conduct oral history projects
  • Develop and facilitate after school programming
  • Create manuals and handbooks

How to get your agency involved:

Applications for host sites for the 2018-2019 academic year have closed. Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be released in early 2019. 

Questions? We strongly encourage interested partner agencies to contact the Engaged Citizen Corps Coordinator Amanda Martin, amanda.martin@drake.edu or 515-271-2767 if they are interested or have questions.

This program was selected as the winner for the national Service + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge. Challenge and funding made possible by National Conference on CitizenshipThe Aspen Institute Franklin Project and Lumina Foundation. The 2018-2019 program will also be supported by Iowa Campus Compact ICAP (Iowa College AmeriCorps Program).

Community News
April 24, 2018
Drake University received Iowa Campus Compact's Community Partnership Award in recognition of Drake's longstanding collaboration with Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC).