The Civic Engagement Office (CEO) strives to empower members of our community to be authentically engaged citizens on campus, off campus, and throughout the world. The CEO bridges the academic and civic missions of the College by:
The CEO runs 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.
Please read Dean Christman's letter for additional information. Updates will be posted as they become available.
Staff and faculty are invited to bring a new unwrapped children’s book (grades K-6) to donate to Overbrook Elementary School in West Philadelphia and to the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School in Center City. Both schools host Praxis and Education field placements every semester. The schools have asked for books that deal with issues of self-esteem, friendship, and social issues and that feature multicultural and international story lines and characters.