Civic Engagement collaborates with community-based organizations to prepare students to be socially responsible leaders and citizens through purposeful action, reflection, and learning.
We run a wide variety of programs that include providing direct service (tutoring, tax preparation, mentoring, community gardening, leadership training, you name it) and reflecting on that service inside and outside of a classroom setting (Praxis I, II and III). This dynamic combination of the practical and the academic helps shape students’ professional goals, gives them real work experience, and provides the Philadelphia metropolitan area with much-needed service.
This is part of why Bryn Mawr was named number one in the Washington Monthly annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that contribute most to society for the third year in a row.
We are part of LILAC, a center that prepares Bryn Mawr's students to become effective, self-aware leaders in their chosen life pursuits.
Grace Pusey, '15
"Ultimately, what I think SAADA and the Community Based Work Study program have empowered me to see is that academic scholarship and community activism do not need to be compartmentalized, but should, in fact, complement and build on one another."
Check out the service work of Praxis and Summer of Service participant Ashley Hahn, winner of the Watson Fellowship.