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Civic Engagement Initiatives & Opportunities

At Wagner College, civic engagement takes on many forms and the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) houses some of these programs and efforts while also support much more that takes place elsewhere on campus and in the community. The CLCE believes that engagement begins with people who decide to learn together, become more committed, and become better able to support the well being of communities through democratic and collaborative work.

The range of civic engagement options includes but is not limited to:

  • Direct Service
  • Place-Based Learning
  • Internships
  • Public Policy Advocacy
  • Community Forum Participation
  • Social Challenge Discussions

As an institution of higher education, Wagner College supports the development of a civically engaged academic environment by deepening relationships among students, faculty, staff, and community members through classroom, co-curricular, and place-based learning. In all of these contexts, it is vital to reflect critically on experience and to relate new insights to both local and global concerns. At its best, college-supported civic engagement increases motivation to go on learning, raises civic consciousness and commitment, fosters empowerment through hands-on participation that addresses community-identified issues, and supports the continuing improvement of our overall quality of life.


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