Civic Engagement collaborates with community-based organizations to prepare students to be socially responsible leaders and citizens through purposeful action, reflection, and learning. We are part of LILAC, a center that prepares Bryn Mawr's students to become effective, self-aware leaders in their chosen life pursuits.
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). 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.
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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."