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!
For anyone interested in being a Civic Engagement Scholar with the Center for Civic Engagement, you’ll be excited to hear that the deadline to apply has been extended through midnight on Sunday, April 17th. Please complete the application on Handshake, the forms on the CCE website, and schedule an interview with CCE staff. You can find specific CES job postings by searching in Handshake for the program you are interested in working for; you can find a comprehensive list of active programs at cce.kzoo.edu. We are looking for any students passionate about social equity and excited for peer leadership. Email Moises.Hernandez@kzoo.edu with any questions!
DATE MOVED TO JAN. 20. Hear from student Civic Engagement Scholars about volunteer and federal work study opportunities for K students in the Kalamazoo Community. Learn how you can participate in local movements of food justice, education equity, neurodiversity, reproductive rights, and more on campus and in the Kalamazoo Community! Join us in the Hicks Lower Atrium Jan. 20, 4-6pm for info and prizes!
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/
Interested in a Kalamazoo-based internship opportunity? Work with the CCE locally this summer and receive a $4,000 stipend! The Community Building Internship application deadline has been extended through 5pm on Friday, March 18th! Qualifying students should apply on Handshake.
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.