The Center for Civic Engagement invites all members of the Kalamazoo College community to participate in a free tree workshop on Saturday October 21st. The walk is only five minutes from campus at Woodward Elementary School. This workshop has been organized by the City of Kalamazoo and supported by ReLeaf Michigan, and is completely free […]
We are hiring for swim coaches and lifeguards for Swim for Success!
Check out the CCE’s education and learning equity Community Building Internships in Kalamazoo this summer! Applications are open until April 9th, search “CBI” on Handshake for position descriptions and to apply. Contact: Felicia.Ford@kzoo.edu
Civic Engagement Scholar position applications are open until April 9th! Drop in to an info session to learn more about these positions, how this prepares you for careers after K, and hear straight from current student scholars about their experiences with community and civic engagement. More information and the application can be found at the CCE website, or by contacting Riley.Gabriel@kzoo.edu.
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!
Kalamazoo College students volunteer at Kalamazoo Public Schools and community sites supporting Newcomer families and kids through community based coursework and CCE student-led civic engagement programs. This Fall, Candace Combs’ course, One in a Billion, has twenty seven students participating in ongoing partnership in classrooms at Lincoln Elementary, Milwood Middle School, Phoenix High School, and […]