IMPACT Scholars Civic Network
Civic engagement is at the heart of the mission of Wagner College. The IMPACT Scholars Civic Network is designed for students who have a passion for others as embodied through community service and a desire to continue and advance their commitment to civic engagement. Inspiring Mutuality, Participation, and Civic Transformation (IMPACT) shapes this Wagner community network. Program participants work with the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement to be facilitators, connectors, and conveners that seek to spur collaboration among Wagner students, faculty, staff, and the Staten Island community. In an effort to deepen student learning, sustain civic participation, and bring about positive social change, the program provides participants with opportunities to explore their understanding of citizenship, their responsibility to contribute to the public good, and to access the necessary resources to aid in the development of their own civic identity. This is accomplished through a combination of experiences that include but are not limited to:
- Community service projects
- Community internships
- Explorations of scholarly work
- Participation in regional and national conferences
- Professional development
- Focused workshops
Residential students involved in the program are encouraged to live in the Civic Engagement Community in Harborview Hall. Program benefits include early class registration, priority service placement, and a notation of completion on their transcript. Program requirements include regular attendance at scheduled group meetings, three mandatory designated IMPACT events each semester, the participation in the IMPACT summit in the Spring semester, as well as submission of a yearly reflection in May.
For more information on this program and to sign up, please contact Arlette Cepeda, CLCE Director at 718-420-4485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I have been lucky enough to be involved with numerous community service projects, such as the MOVE partnership with the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation, in which I helped tutor countless students and also incorporated strength and conditioning program."
"I have been lucky enough to have traveled abroad to Kenya and Haiti on service trips to do my part in helping those in need across the globe. Also, I spent my fall semester student teaching locally in Port Richmond on Staten Island where I was able to help my students learn and grow into community leaders themselves."
Rachel participated in the Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans in 2010, the EYH trip to Nairobi Kenya in 2011, and a volunteer service trip the Crow Native American Reservation in Montana in 2010. Rachel has accepted a 9-month assistant English teacher position in Spain that starts in September.