Drop by the Hicks Game Room today from 2:30-4pm to ask your questions about voting next month. We can help you register in any state, request absentee ballots, change your voting address, check your polling location, find a sample ballot for your district, and more. Students, faculty, and staff are welcomed to participate.
The CCE is excited to share this article from the College Lux Esto magazine from last month. You can read about the over 25 years of community collaboration and neighborhood engagement through Building Blocks; originally founded by Professor Emeritus Kim Cummings as a student-neighborhood endeavor in 1995, Building Blocks has since developed into an independent organization that empowers residents, one block at a time, to enhance the quality of their neighborhood life. Kalamazoo College students have continued to engage with neighborhood communities across the city through courses and summer Community Building Internships.
Human rights are at the core of the social justice work that the Center for Civic Engagement does with Kalamazoo College students and the Kalamazoo Community. We strive to support the full humanity of individuals and communities we work with by supporting their multiplicity of identities. Last week’s US Supreme Court ruling to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortions dangerously diminishes the civil and human rights of all people who can become pregnant.
Join Center for Civic Engagement’s Students for Reproductive Freedom program for an action-packed rally! Community partners, politicians, and some of your Kalamazoo College peers and professors will speak on reproductive freedom and the crisis everyone is facing regarding the right to abortion and reproductive healthcare. Art and writing activities will also be offered along with resources to make your own poster at the rally. All are welcome!
We are still hiring for Civic Engagement Scholars (CES) for the Swim for Success and K Votes programs for 2022-2023!
There are a few CBIs still open! Apply now on Handshake to get an internship this summer with a $4,000 stipend! Look at our website to see which internship positions are available. If you have questions about the internships, please contact Moises Hernandez through email or Teams.
Community Building Internships (CBIs) close this Friday, March 18th! Apply now on Handshake to submit your application! You can visit our website to learn more about the CBI program. Interns get a $4,000 stipend! https://cce.kzoo.edu/opportunities/community-building-internships/
Kalamazoo college is being recognized by ALL IN Democracy Challenge and Civic Nation with a “platinum seal” in voter turnout for the 2020 election, with a 93.4% voter registration rate and 83.7% voter turnout rate among students. We are proud of the incredible work that made this possible organized by K Votes student Civic Engagement Scholars (CES) and then-Assistant Director of the CCE, Emily Kowey (K 17).
The CCE will host a Homecoming and Reunion event from 2-4pm on Saturday, October 16th. Alumni, please register through the Homecoming webpage and all others interested should email Teresa Denton at Teresa.Denton@kzoo.edu. Leading up to our 20th Anniversary Celebration, we will be sharing videos of K alumni reflecting on their experiences working with the community through CCE partnerships on our Facebook Page.
The CCE is thrilled to announce that El Concilio has honored us with their 2021 Guerreros Award in recognition of an organization that has continuously volunteered with El Concilio and has donated hundreds of hours to supporting the Kalamazoo Latinx community.