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Winter Service Experience in Des Moines - Looking for something to do over the long winter break? Sign-up for the Winter Service Experience in Des Moines! Participants will have the chance to meet and bond with other Drake students, learn about a local organization Children and Family Urban Movement, and do volunteer work such as helping with youth enrichment programming and cooking and serving an evening meal. This opportunity is open to all Drake students. 

    • Jan. 19-21, 2023 (starting at approx. 1pm on Jan. 19 and ending by noon on Jan. 21).
    • There are 2 options - one that includes lodging and one that does not. Program fee is $30 for non-lodgers to cover meals, and $75 for people who need lodging to cover meals and lodging. 
      • This fee is being supplemented by the Doug Allen Service Learning Travel Fund.
    • Lodging will take place off campus. (Residential students will not be able to access their residence hall rooms until noon on Saturday, so will need to bring anything they need with them home on winter break)
    • Register here by Sunday, Dec. 11. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
    • Contact Amanda Martin at for more information. 

Feb. 1 - Power to the People: Uncover the Black Panther Party's Impact on Des Moines, 6-7:30pm, Sussman Theater. 

As part of Black History Month celebrations, the Office of Equity and Inclusion, the Office of Community Engaged Learning and the Center for Humanities invite you to learn about the Black Panther Party's impact on Des Moines through their community service activities, organized through their Survival Programs. Free, but registration required. 

March 3 - Save the date for the Global Citizen Forum and Career Conference. More information to come! 

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Newsletter Archive

The office periodically publishes a newsletter with upcoming events and stories about community engaged learning. Below is an archive of those publications. Sign up to receive the newsletter!

December 2022 CEL Newsletter
November 2022 CEL Newsletter
October 2022 CEL Newsletter
September 2022 Newsletter (2)
September 2022 Newsletter (1)
April/May 2022 CEL Newsletter
April 22 CEL Newsletter
January 22 CEL Newsletter
December 21 CEL Newsletter
November 2021 CEL Newsletter
October 2021 CEL Newsletter
September 2021 Newsletter
August 2021 CEL Newsletter
April 2021 CEL Newsletter
March 2021 CEL Newsletter
February 2021 CEL Newsletter
November 2020 CEL Newsletter
October 2020 Part II
October 2020 CEL Newsletter
September 2020 Newsletter
April 2020 CEL Newsletter
March 2020 CEL Newsletter
February 2020 CEL Newsletter (2)
February 2020 CEL Newsletter (1)
November 2019 CEL Newsletter
October 2019 CEL Newsletter
September 2019 CEL Newsletter
August 2019 CEL Newsletter
April 2019 CEL Newsletter
March 2019 CEL Newsletter
February 2019 CEL Newsletter
October 2018 CEL Newsletter
September 2018 CEL Newsletter
August 2018 CEL Newsletter
March 2018 CEL Newsletter

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