About Us

Civic Engagement supports community engagement initiatives, leadership opportunities and provides staff and faculty the chance to become involved with Georgia State University’s service community. Civic Engagement collaborates with many Atlanta area nonprofits, campus organizations and programs. Within the city’s diverse, ever expanding, nonprofit, community service sector, students are able to find a variety of service opportunities.

Civic Engagement is conveniently located in Student Center East. Civic Engagement provides volunteerism, community service and service learning assistance for students, student groups, staff and faculty. 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.

Mission Statement
Civic Engagement promotes and encourages community service and service learning opportunities, while enhancing student learning, advancing community development and responding to societal issues and concerns.

Goals

  • Encourage community engagement while raising awareness to social justice issues.
  • Facilitate opportunities for student development (both professionally and personally) through community engagement.
  • Create a culture of service at the institutional level and among individuals.
  • A valuable, on-campus, 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 that allow first time participants to understand multiple contributors that are needed to address social issues and ongoing participants to articulate skills and characteristics related to personal and professional growth.
  • Broaden student engagement by reaching out to underrepresented populations and 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. Georgia’s 17 Career Clusters allow students to choose an area of interest and understand the relevance of what they are learning in the classroom.