From June 5-8, Wagner College’s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement — the CLCE — is hosting the 2018 Bonner Summer Leadership Institute (or SLI), the Bonner Network’s largest annual event, bringing together 300+ students, administrators and faculty members representing 60 colleges and universities, along with national organization partners, for three days of workshops, discussions and networking.
The theme for this year’s Summer Leadership Institute is “With, Not For.” We’ve got a great program scheduled!
About the Bonner Foundation & the Bonner Program
The Bonner Program is supported by the Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation. Visit the Bonner Foundation on the Web.
The mission of the Bonner Program is to provide diverse low-income, under-represented and first-generation students with the opportunity to attend college while engaging their talents and educations in building and supporting communities.
Each year, campuses in the Bonner Network recruit an incoming cohort of between 5 and 40 new students with high financial need and an ethic for service. In turn, these students receive 4 years of financial aid support and an opportunity to participate in an intensive, developmental community engagement experience. The Bonner Program model has proven to be a successful model for the enrollment, retention, and graduation of low-income, first generation, and diverse students.
Collectively, the Bonner Programs at more than 65 campuses nationwide now engage more than 3,000 students annually.
For more information, visit the Bonner Program website.
About Wagner College and the CLCE
Wagner College was founded in 1883 in Rochester, New York as a prep school for future leaders of the German-American immigrant community. The college moved from Rochester to the New York City borough of Staten Island in 1918, where it soon evolved into an American-model liberal arts college. Like many small colleges, Wagner experienced rapid growth following World War II. In 1998, it adopted its signature curriculum, the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, combining multidisciplinary teaching, learning communities, service learning and internships to produce what President Richard Guarasci calls “the civic professional.” Today, the college has about 1,800 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students enrolled in a variety of majors and graduate programs.
Wagner College’s Center for Leadership and Community Engagement is the home base for the college’s civic engagement initiatives, including:
- Wagner’s Bonner Leader Program
- The IMPACT Scholars Civic Network
- MOVE Beyond the Bench
- The Port Richmond Partnership
- The Port Richmond Partnership Leadership Academy
- 30,000 Degrees, a college-readiness initiative, and
- The college’s minor in civic engagement.
The CLCE is the hub for connecting students and faculty to pertinent issues in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island, and for connecting disciplinary knowledge to pressing issues in the world.
For a 2-minute primer on Wagner’s CLCE, watch this video: