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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 and opportunities to reflect on that service inside and outside of a classroom setting.
To make an appointment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-526-7320.
Supporting Communities in Crisis
A powerful and devastating earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6, killing thousands, injuring many others, and leaving many homeless. Below please see a list of organizations you can support that are providing help to affected communities:
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Crowdfunder
“This Crowdfunder campaign aims to raise funds for impactful and credible local CSOs which work in coordination with AFET Platformu (Disaster Platform) to provide disaster and emergency support to those affected by the earthquake in South-Eastern Turkiye.”
“OXFAM is a global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. We offer lifesaving support in times of crisis and advocate for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action.”
Doctors Without Borders provides “independent, impartial medical humanitarian assistance to the people who need it most.” Doctors Without Borders teams have been responding to communities affected in Turkey and Syria by providing medical care, donating medical supplies, and distributing blankets, hygiene kits, food, and more.
AFAD—Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency
AFAD is a Turkish governmental organization coordinating disaster relief and recovery efforts in affected areas/communities.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world’s largest humanitarian network. This link will direct you to the Red Crescent in Turkey and will provide both information and links to contribute to aid efforts following the earthquake.
Constitution Day, observed annually on Sept. 17, celebrates the official signing of the U.S. Constitution, which took place on that day in 1787. Join the Career & Civic Engagement in commemorating this day by participating in several special events both on and off campus.
Volunteer on Your Own
Students wishing to volunteer on their own can ask us for recommendations of organizations to contact and can receive reimbursement (50%) for their travel expenses.
Learn More About Local Nonprofit Organizations
Civic Engagement also maintains a directory of local opportunities in non-profit organizations for students wanting to volunteer on their own, find summer internships or find Praxis Independent Study field placements. Select your area of interest to learn more:
The Career & Civic Engagement Center