Students who have had impactful experiences through their community engaged scholarship this year should consider these next steps in sharing their work and continuing their community engagement:
Continue to Do Service Virtually
Given the continued need for social connections but physical distancing, many students may find that their ability to make a positive difference in the community is helpful for their own well-being.
Many local organizations students have served with this semester have adapted their programs to allow for continued service virtually. These organizations do not currently have capacity to train new volunteers, but students who already served there in person would be most welcome to continue to serve virtually: An-Bryce, Life Pieces to Masterpieces, Higher Achievement, Latino Student Fund, Reading Partners, Little Friends for Peace. The need is great, so please encourage your students to consider continued virtual service.
For new opportunities to serve virtually, these are the best resources:
- The Nashman Center's web page on service during COVID
- GWServes' service opportunities search now has a COVID search tag. Instructions are available here.
Service Opportunities with DC Public Schools
Propose a Social Innovation Project for GWupstart Funds
Apply for The Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning
Submit a Paper for the Julian Clement Chase Prize Through the GW University Writing Program
Submit a Paper for Publication