Civic Engagement supports community engagement initiatives and leadership opportunities as well as provides students, staff and faculty the chance to become involved with Georgia State University’s service community. Civic Engagement collaborates with many Atlanta area nonprofits, as well as campus organizations and programs. Within the city’s diverse and ever-expanding nonprofit and community service sector, students are sure to find a service opportunity that works for them.
Conveniently located in Student Center East, Civic Engagement provides assistance for students, student groups, staff and faculty regarding volunteerism, community service and service learning. In addition, Civic Engagement serves as a clearinghouse and think tank for outreach programs in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Feel free to visit Civic Engagement in Student Center East, Suite 304, or call at 404-413-1550.
Civic Engagement promotes and encourages opportunities for community service and service-learning that enhance student learning and advance community development while responding to societal issues and concerns.
- Encourage community engagement and bring awareness to social justice issues
- Facilitate opportunities for student development (both professionally and personally) through community engagement
- Create a culture of service at Georgia State at the institutional level and among individuals
- Become known on campus as a valuable community engagement resource
- Coordinate the community service component of the work-study program with local nonprofits who provide meaningful career exploration opportunities for Georgia State University students
- Create service initiatives which allow first-time participants to understand that multiple contributors are needed to address social issues and which allow ongoing participants to articulate skills and characteristics related to personal and professional growth
- Broaden student engagement by reaching out to underrepresented populations and to connect students with opportunities to build tolerance and understanding of people from different backgrounds
- Develop opportunities for students to build skill sets relevant to the Georgia 17 career clusters through participation in service. Georgia’s Career Clusters allow students to choose an area of interest, and the aim of the program is to show students the relevance of what they are learning in the classroom when applied to a potential career.