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Community & Civic Engagement Transformational Experience

Washburn Website: Community & Civic Engagement WTE

Coordinator: Kristine Hart
Benton Hall, Room 208
(785) 670-1950

Purpose: Students who have engaged with faculty members and other students in significant, meaningful community and civic engagement work, and who have been guided to reflect on the power and purpose of these experiences, graduate from the University as citizens who are not resigned to accepting the community (local, national and international) as it is but have a vision for how they can help make it a better place for all who live there.

Students participating in the Community & Civic Engagement transformational experience are required to complete at least 300 hours of community engagement work at a site approved by the Community & Civic Engagement transformational experience Coordinator. A mentor will guide each student through this experience to help students develop a focus for this transformational experience that complements their interests and academic pursuits.

Each student will conclude the experience with a presentation of their learning and the outcomes of the work they were engaged in both with and for the community.