Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

The Office of Civic Engagement advises student organizations that focus on leadership in social service and civic engagement.

Working with these organizations will provide you with an opportunity for service, developing or enhancing leadership skills and establishing fellowship.

If you are interested in a leadership opportunity with the following organizations, please contact the advisor listed for each student group and/or join the group through OrgSync:

Lovell Lemons, 404-413-1553

Circle K is a service, leadership development, and friendship organization that is organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. It is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, determines its own service activities, and establishes its own dues structure. Regular meeting times and the application to join can be found through the Circle K International OrgSync page or by emailing circlekgsu@yahoo.com.
The Global Peace Youth Corps (GPYC) has the mission to educate young people to become future leaders with both moral and innovative capacity. GPYC strives to positively impact the world by forming a movement of young leaders from all backgrounds of faith, culture, nationality and ethnicity under common principles, values and aspirations, working towards the common goal of global peace. Learn more on the Global Peace Youth Corps OrgSync page or by emailing gpycatgsu@gmail.com.
This student group works with the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for those in need. Find out how you can be a part of an effort to build homes for those in need by visiting the Habitat for Humanity at Georgia State University OrgSync page or by emailing habitatatgsu@gmail.com.
Men and Women of the Well Collegiate Ministry offers bible study, Sunday worship and community service opportunities. Learn more on the Men and Women of the Well Ministry OrgSync page or by emailing president_gsu@womenofthewell.info.
The purpose of UNICEF at Georgia State University is to raise awareness and support UNICEF’s work on children’s protection, survival and development all over the world through education, advocacy, and fundraising. To learn more, email unicefgsu@gmail.com.

Jennifer Bodnar, 404-413-1552

Hands on Atlanta at Georgia State University is a college affiliate of the national organization. Its purpose is to provide outreach to the community through civic engagement. Learn more by visiting the Hands on Atlanta Georgia State Chapter OrgSync page or by emailing handsongsu@gmail.com.
Panther Breakaway is part of the national Alternative Breaks program, which organizes community service trips for college students during their winter and spring breaks.

Panther Breakaway places groups of Georgia State University students in communities across the Southeast States to engage in service and experiential learning during their spring or winter break. Students perform short-term, meaningful projects and strive to address social issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and environmental awareness. Panther Breakaway students have the chance to become active citizens striving to make a difference in the lives of others and solve community problems.

Instead of partying their break away, students help build strong communities, touch the lives of those in need and form new relationships. The impact of the experience can serve as a catalyst for a life-long commitment to active citizenship. Most students will continue to engage in thoughtful action as they recognize and become more aware of social issues beyond the break.

This year, we are offering the trips listed below. Contact Jennifer Bodnar for an application or visit the Panther Breakaway/Alternative Breaks OrgSync page.

Winter 2014: Wednesday, December 17 – Sunday, December 21

  1. Childhood Education: Dahlonega, Ga
  2. Race Relations and Civil Rights: Memphis, TN
  3. Technological Literacy: Myrtle Beach, SC
  4. Women’s Issues: Knoxville, TN

Spring 2015: Sunday, March 15 – Saturday, March 21

  1. Environmental Issues & Sustainability: Asheville, NC
  2. Urban Education: New Orleans, LA
  3. Entrepreneurship & Business Management in Nonprofit Organizations: Orlando, FL
  4. Nutrition and Health Promotion: Hilton Head, SC

Alicia Bellezza-Watts, 404-413-1551

The Big Brother Big Sister Georgia State University charter exists to inspire and nurture the community by creating and supporting meaningful one-on-one friendships between the children and volunteers of the program. The organization’s goal is to mentor students through healthy academic, social, and cultural development. By forming this co-dependent relationship, the child is provided with extra guidance and life skills needed to improve and grow their community. For more information visit the Big Brother Big Sister at Georgia State University OrgSync page.
Panther Breakaway – International builds upon the Panther Breakaway program outlined above. The inaugural international Panther Breakaway trip will be offered in Maymester 2015 in Costa Rica. To express interest and learn more, contact Alicia Bellezza-Watts, 404-413-1551.
Guided by the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross and its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors, the Red Cross Club at Georgia State University will learn, practice, and exemplify humanitarian values through mission-related service projects. For more information visit the Red Cross Club at Georgia State University OrgSync page.