Community Engagement Peers
Community Engagement Peers (CEPs), formerly Service Learning Ambassadors, are students committed to advancing community engaged learning at Drake. Each CEP focuses on a specific project, such as food recovery, Alternative Breaks, the Sprout Garden, etc, along with meeting with students to discuss various pathways of engagement and ways to get involved in the community. CEPs commit to working 7-10 hours a week during the Fall and Spring semesters.
The role of a Community Engagement Peer is to:
Community Work Study Positions
A limited number of Federal Work Study positions take place off campus at nonprofits in the community. This is a great way to gain skills while learning about the Des Moines community! If you are eligible for Federal Work Study (per your Financial Aid package), you are eligible to apply for one of these positions. Current positions are posted on Handshake.
We are also willing to reach out to non-profit organizations you may be interested in working with to see if they would be interested in hosting a federal workstudy student. Contact us to discuss more.
Burt Boys and Girls Club
The Burt Boys and Girls Club on Drake's Campus is currently recruiting for part-time employees. Visit their Handshake post for more information.
Civic Minded Resume
Students who participate in community-engaged learning experiences have the opportunity to develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills, cultural competence, empathy, teamwork, and application of knowledge. Curious how to translate your community-engagement experience on a resume? Check out this tool from Iowa Campus Compact.