Events

Spring Quarter 2021

Week 8:

Thursday, May 20th – 4:30pm – 5:30pm

El Sol and Woodward Elementary Site Visits

Join our Civic Engagement Scholars and Community Partners for a site visit to our El Sol Elementary and Woodward Elementary partnership with Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo. Both sites are a short walk from campus and you will learn more about the role K students have with this partnership. There is a limit of 20 people per group and RSVPs will be on a first-come, first served basis. The deadline to RSVP is Thursday, May 20th at noon EST: https://cce.kzoo.edu/events/site-visits/.

Week 7:

Friday, May 14th – 5pm – 7pm EST

Social Justice Research Symposium – Day 1

Join the Arcus Center and the Center for Civic Engagement virtually for the fifth annual Social Justice Research Symposium (SJRS) in Gather Town! There will be presentations from students of different class years and community members. The full schedule of the presentations and the link to the SJRS town can be found in the RSVP webpage. Food expenses up to $20 will be reimbursed for guests that RSVP in advance. Please RSVP at: https://cce.kzoo.edu/events/sjrs/

Saturday, May 15th – 1pm – 2:30pm EST

Social Justice Research Symposium – Day 2

Join the Arcus Center and the Center for Civic Engagement virtually for the fifth annual Social Justice Research Symposium (SJRS) in Gather Town! There will be presentations from students of different class years and community members. The full schedule of the presentations and the link to the SJRS town can be found in the RSVP webpage. Food expenses up to $20 will be reimbursed for guests that RSVP in advance. Please RSVP at: https://cce.kzoo.edu/events/sjrs/

Week 6:

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 – 4:30pm-5:30pm EST

Community Leaders Panel

Join Building Blocks of Kalamazoo and the Center for Civic Engagement to learn about community initiatives from local leaders at the Community Leaders Panel on May 5th, 2021 at 4:30pm EST in Dalton Theatre. There are only 20 spots available and will be reserved on a first-come first served basis for K students that have signed-up for the Building Blocks work days. If there are any questions on signing up to hear the panel, please contact Moises Hernandez at moises.hernandez@kzoo.edu.

K students can then meet incredible resident leaders and assist in creating positive change in the Kalamazoo community during the Building Blocks work days on May 8th & 9th and/or May 15th & 16th. Building Blocks is a local non-profit organization that works to empower residents to work collectively on neighborhood enhancement projects on their block to build community and cooperation between neighbors.  If you still need to sign up for the work days, please complete the Building Blocks Volunteer Application.

Week 3:

Civic Engagement Scholarship Applications are currently closed for 2021-2022! Applications closed Friday, April 16th 2021

Apply to work with the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement next year as a Civic Engagement Scholar (CES), a PAID student leader who works with community partners! We have 12 programs with community partners and hiring Civic Engagement Scholars (CESs) for all of them. Applications are open Monday, March 8th (Week 10 of Winter Quarter) through Friday, April 16th (Week 3 of Spring Quarter) so apply today!
Students must apply via Handshake: https://kzoo.joinhandshake.com/jobs/4489420

Week 2:  

Wednesday, April 7th 202111AM-12PM EST

Civic Engagement Scholar Application Information Session #2

Hear from current Civic Engagement Scholars and CCE staff about this paid leadership position, working within the Kalamazoo community and more. Details on how to apply, and a Q&A will also be included. Join via Zoom!
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95215238334?pwd=bU9reXkvdlZzTjdjaHpYYndRaFVsUT09
Meeting ID: 952 1523 8334
Passcode: CESInfo21

Week 1:  

Wednesday, March 31st 2021 – 11AM-12PM EST

Civic Engagement Scholar Application Information Session #1

Hear from current Civic Engagement Scholars and CCE staff about this paid leadership position, working within the Kalamazoo community and more. Details on how to apply, and a Q&A will also be included. Join via Zoom!
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96770162123?pwd=U21KWHdCZnRQY2t5UWhHbnYxbkxjUT09
Meeting ID: 967 7016 2123
Passcode: CESInfo21