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Engaged Citizen Corps Host Site Info Meeting - Feb. 19, 3:30pm at the Office of Community Engaged Learning. Potential host sites are invited to learn about the Engaged Citizen Corps program  and what hosting a student entails. Contact to register. 

Service Through the Black Panther Party Survival ProgramsWednesday, Feb. 26th, 6pm, Pomerantz Stage in Olmsted. Learn about the Black Panther Party's impact in Des Moines through their community service efforts, organized through their Survival Programs, and learn about volunteer opportunities with local non-profits. Please RSVP to

Transfer Student Service Project, Thursday, Feb. 27, 3-5pm at Children and Family Urban Movement. Read and play with the youth there. Get to the know the community better, interact with other Drake students, and make a difference in a child's life. Contact to sign up. 

 "When Good Intentions Are Not Enough" -Thursday, March 5, 7pm in the Olmsted Conference Rooms. A student workshop focused on creating equitable and inclusive service. Learn more. 

Findley First Grade Visit to Drake - Friday, April 10. As a part of our partnership with the By Degrees Foundation, the first graders at Findley Elementary School will visit Drake to learn about higher education and what it's like to be a Bulldog. To learn more or volunteer, contact

Des Moines Engaged Faculty Institute - May 27-28 at Grand View University. This institute will focus on incorporating service learning and community engagement activities into courses in ways that align with course learning goals, enhance student growth and civic awareness, and strengthen our community. Learn more. 

For a list of volunteer opportunities, visit 

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The office periodically publishes a newsletter with upcoming events and stories about community engaged learning. Below is an archive of those publications.

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