Bonner Leaders Program

Established in 2013, the Bonner Program is intended to heighten the overall education students receive at Wagner College. This intensive, multi-year program asks students to engage in ongoing civic and community-based work and helps them develop the experience, skills, knowledge, and values necessary to make their work meaningful and lasting. Grounded in civic engagement, students have opportunities to get involved with on-campus initiatives, faculty projects, and the vibrant Staten Island community.

Part of a national organization, Bonner Leaders at Wagner join the Bonner Foundation’s mission to “transform students, communities, and campuses through service.” As participants in the program, Bonners have access to this national network through conferences, program visits, and leadership committees.

Designed to enhance the students’ academic experiences by fostering real-world, community connections, the Bonner Program is made up of a unique cohort of driven and committed students. Marrying the Civic Engagement Minor with this community immersive program allows students to graduate with a holistic skill set to best prepare them to be emerging leaders in their field.

We invite you to navigate the page to learn more about the Bonner Program. Please take advantage of our learning opportunities below.

2022-2023 Bonner Leaders

Interested in becoming a Bonner Leader?


The application to be part of the Bonner Leaders Program Class of 2028 cohort will open soon. In the meantime, contact the Bonner Coordinator to chat about opportunities and how to be part of the Bonner Program by reaching out to schedule a virtual meeting here with Dr. Hawkins at the email address below.

Click here for the Bonner Leaders Program application.

Contact Us

Looking for more information, or to connect about the Bonner Leaders Program? Reach out to Dr. Taviare Hawkins.

Taviare L. Hawkins

Assistant Provost for Research, Development and Civic Engagement, Office of the Provost 4th floor Union

Passionate educator and researcher. Service-centered advocate for the participation of women and people of color in STEM.