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Give pulse gives you an easy way to check service hours for the entire time they are at GW as a student or faculty. Here are three easy steps to find the summary of your service hours.

Step one: go to Givepulse and log in using your GW email login.

Step Two: click your name and click summary

Step Three: a PDF summary of all your hours will appear on the screen for you to save or print. Don't forget that all hours for this year must be in by April 24th! Be sure to submit hours now to avoid problems in April and thanks for serving!

The Nashman Center recognizes students, faculty, staff, and community commitments to community engagement, scholarship, and social innovation each year.  Click here to see if you are eligible for graduation awards!


The Knapp Fellowship award is just around the corner. The award will recognize one or more innovative proposals each year and will provide support for their implementation. Up to $10,000 will be awarded each academic year.  Undergraduate and graduate students with one more semester may apply independently or with a group of students to design and create solutions that will make a significant difference in the lives of others. Awardees must work with the support and guidance of a faculty member on their research and action projects and must be enrolled at GW for the full Academic Calendar year in which the award is being given in order to qualify as a candidate for the Knapp Fellowship.

One key application component is that you must be enrolled at GW for the full Academic Calendar year in order to qualify as a candidate for the Knapp Fellowship.

Click here to see previous winners and their projects!

This year's 2019-2020 winners are Zaniya Lewis, and Yesenia Grajeda Yepez!

Click here to learn more about Zaniya's project!

Click here to learn more about Yesenia's project!




On January 17, 2020 The Nashman Center will be gathering all Community-Engaged Scholarship course instructors for a meeting to kick-off the semester right. Lunch will be provided!

We are looking forward to sharing a number of resources with you and discussing each others' new ideas, concerns, and questions. A few important conversations we'll have include:

  • Your feedback on the new course, department, and school reports that our GWServes platform makes possible.
  • Advice from the registrar on a number of ways to ensure students are aware your course will include community engagement.
  • Changes to the Symposium for Community-Engaged Scholarship.

To register for this event click right here!

Hope to see you all there!

Faculty, TAs and GAs please join us for an online virtual tutorial about your course and how to register students on GWServes/givepulse. We will review how to see student hours, how to edit your class, how to find your community partners and ass to your page and how students add their impact hours. Weblink for each day will be sent out ahead of the sessions. Down below are the times and dates for the sessions. RSVP link down below.

Session days/times:
January 10th at 10am
January 11th at 10am
January 14th at noon
January 15th at noon

RSVP by clicking here!

The DC Area Educators for Social Justice has formed a new working group for DC area middle and high school teachers who are committed to teaching with a "people's history" lens. Their next meeting will be December 14th, with a focus on teaching with the New York Times' 1619 Project and learning how to engage students in the food justice summit at UDC.  Link here for more information.

The Global Women's Institute recently announced the release of a new toolkit for bringing research to action to address violence against women and girls in conflict and humanitarian settings. Link to the toolkit here.

Congratulations on this contribution!

Millions of American children live in families with incomes below the poverty line. A  wealth of evidence suggests that growing up in poverty compromises children’s ability to grow and achieve success in adulthood, hurting them and the broader society as well.

Congress asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a comprehensive study of child poverty in the U.S., and to identify evidence-based programs and policies for reducing the number of children living in poverty by half within 10 years. The National Academies appointed a committee with expertise in economics, psychology, cognitive science, public policy, education, sociology, and pediatrics to conduct the study and issue a report.

The committee’s report identifies four packages of policies and programs that emphasize both poverty reduction and work incentives that could substantially reduce child poverty in the U.S. This includes two options that reduce child poverty by 50 percent. These packages expand upon existing policies and programs, such as SNAP, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, and offer up new ones, such as a national job training program and a universal child allowance. The costs of these packages range from $9 billion to $108.8 billion per year and have different impacts on child poverty, jobs, and the federal budget. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released the report makes clear that poverty has deleterious consequences for all children, and that a much higher proportion of racial/ethnic minority children and children in immigrant families are exposed to poverty’s harmful effects.


To read more about the report click here





Tell us your idea for a DC Oral History Project!
Learn how to apply for funding to record new oral histories or create public humanities projects using existing interviews.
Each year, the DC Oral History Collaborative makes funding available for oral history projects or for public humanities projects that use existing oral history collections. Join us for a coffee chat, workshop, or webinar session to get more information on eligibility and how to apply. 
Prospective applicants can come to discuss potential project designs or to simply gather information. All sessions are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit
The application deadline is January 10, 2020.

 Monday's discussion offers attendees a chance to look at how housing instability or housing conditions affect our health and the overall health of the community and how slumlords contribute to unhealthy communities. DC Councilmember Anita Bonds, Chair of the Committee on Housing and Revitalization, Dr. Janet Phoenix from GWU, ANC Commissioner Regina Pixley and Black Youth Project 100 join us as guest speakers.
TIME:12 noon 🕛- 2:30 pm🕝
WHEN: MONDAY, December 2nd
WHERE:@The Dorothy Height/Benning Library, 3935 Benning Rd NE (lower lvl large conference rm; 3 blks from Minn Ave Metro, parking in rear).

A social call for social justice writing assignments has been issued from our colleagues at Prompt, a Journal of Academic Writing Assignments Prompt. This journal publishes previously taught writing assignments with commentary by the author, and they are interested in writing assignments from any discipline that tackle social justice issues, activism, or civic engagement.

Proposals are due January 15th

Link for more information: Prompt Call for SJ Assignments

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