Civic Scholar Wrap-Up Ceremony
Sunday, May 5th
Location: EC, Crawford Hall
Time: 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Attention all Civic Scholars. Please join us as we send-off the senior Civic Scholars! We will pay special tribute to the six members of the Class of 2013, our very first class of graduating Civic Scholars. Congrats to our seniors :Nate Barrett, Chris Deraney, Charlotte Drover, Brianne Flynn, Nicole Kuruszko, and Kara Pennino
Food & Farming: Discussion with local, young farmers
Come hear from local farmers about their business practices and how you can get involved with food and farming! Ask the farmers questions. Find out how they got started and how their farm benefit from the communities they serve benefit from social responsibility
Community Organizing & The Power of Relationships– How to Create Broad-Based Power for the Common Good
Michael Stanley, Community Organizer, Metro IAF
This is a fascinating workshop designed for students who are eager to learn how to change their communities and the world for the better–by learning how to build power and effect change around a particular issue. Michael Stanley has been the organizer with Empowered Queens United of Action and Leadership (EQUAL), an affiliate of the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation. These organizations help citizens and aspiring citizens to gain power and make positive changes in their communities and beyond. Participants will learn about how to be an effective community organizer by analyzing power relationships in a community to identify and influence decision makers, and how to build collective power using those relationships (www.equal-iaf.org)
Civic Engagement Awards & Showcase
Strong and vibrant communities depend on the contributions of individuals and groups committed to improving the world around them. The Civic Engagement Awards recognize and honor the contributions of the Drew community to the world beyond the university.
KIVA and Future Directions in Social Media
Jessica Jackley, co-founder of KIVA
Inspired by her experiences on an undergraduate study abroad program in Uganda, CRCC-Barer Visiting Fellow, Jessica Jackley conceived and co-found KIVA, a pioneering on-line micro-lending site. Kiva.org now facilitates nearly $350 million in micro-loans annually from 800,000 individual lenders to empower over a million people in 220 countries around the world by allowing them to improve their lives through entrepreneurship.
Grants Research & Writing
Judith Grey, Government and Foundation Relations, Drew University
How grants from corporations and foundations really work, and the elements of a successful corporate and foundation relations program. An overview of proposal writing including how to write a proposal, budget preparation, and grants resources and searchable databases to help identify potential funders. The follow-up once a grant is received, and trends in corporate and foundation funding. Skills that can be used for a lifetime!
Understanding Group Dynamics
Elizabeth Fehsenfeld, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Humanities, Drew University
What do basketball and string quartets have in common? Teamwork! This workshop will share the core tenants of group dynamics. Participants will learn two communication approaches to forming a group, working with a group and what to do when the group starts to fall apart… Essentials of group dynamics apply to anyone who has ever participated in a group project.
Cultural Competency: Working with Diversity
Oscar Robles, Civic Engagement and Development, Citizen Schools—Newark.
The ability to work effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds is crucial to success in an increasingly diverse society. This workshop helped participants understand how perceived differences affect relationships. It helped them create successful environments for diverse groups and gain comfort discussing cultural differences.
Leadership Forum: How To Be An Effective Leader
Robert Franco, Assistant Director, Seton Hall Career Center
This highly interactive workshop explored all aspects of leadership, including the benefits and challenges of what it means to lead and be led. Participants learned how to model leadership behavior that responds to the needs of followers and helps them accomplish goals, and better understand the importance of leadership as it relates to moving people and organizations to higher levels of performance.
Meetings that Work
Dorothy Meaney, Director of University Planning and Assessment, Drew University
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This workshop helped provide techniques in planning and running more effective meetings. Students learned about the seven types of meeting goals, agendas that get results, how to encourage productive participation, and tips for dealing with common meeting problems.
Drew Day of Service at Union Beach
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Drew staff and faculty traveled to Union Beach, New Jersey, to assist with their recovery efforts. The Center for Civic Engagement organized what we hope to be the first of several Drew Days of Service to assist our Union Beach partners.
Life in a Jar Play
Friday, November 16, 2012
This play was based on the real life story of Irena Sendler, who is credited with saving the lives of 2,500 Jewish children during World War II.
Presentation on Grants Research & Writing
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The workshop addressed how grants from corporations and foundations really work, and the elements of a successful corporate and foundation relations program.
Understanding Group Dynamics
Thursday, November 8, 2012
This workshop shared the core tenants of group dynamics.
Strength & Significance of Diversity in the Workforce
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
This workshop covered everything from how companies succeed with diversity to understanding how to create a personal brand.
Hispanic 8th Annual Celebration & Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
In partnership with Morristown Neighborhood House, the Center for Civic Engagement hosted this celebration to honor individuals of Hispanic descent who have made valuable contributions to all aspects of American life including leadership in public service, business, the arts, education and civil rights.
Real Power… Real Change: How to Create Broad-Based Power for the Common Good
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
In this workshop, participants learned about analyzing power relationships to identify and influence decision makers and building collective power through relationships.
Cultural Competency in Volunteering Workshop- Working with Diverse Student Groups to Further Your and Their Academic Achievement
Wednesday, October 3
This workshop provided the students with a better understanding of how they, as individuals, view their own diversity, as well as equipped them with ways on how to navigate the differences of others, in order to promote a healthy learning environment.
Dress for Success
Saturday, September 29, 2012
2012 Power Walk for Dress for Success Morris County was a success. Drew Civic Scholars helped the event by setting up, cheering and directing walkers, and cleaning up.
Presidential Election Issues Forum & Voter Registration
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Drew Political Science Professors Patrick McGuinn and Philip Mundo discussed significant differences between President Obama and Governor Romney on these issues along with the political dynamics that are likely to affect the outcome of the election.
Madison Food Drive & Hunger Awareness Month
Friday-Saturday, September 14 & 15, 2012
Location: Drew Campus and Surrounding Madison Community
Drew Civic Scholars organized a food drive in support of the Community Foodbank of NJ. The Foodbank helps over 900,000 people with their food needs, distributing over 40 million pounds of food through 1,500 charities around the state on an annual basis.