Action Scholars

Community, Innovation, and Global Impact

Recognizing the power of the experiential learning built into the Civic Scholars program, Drew University has expanded into the Drew Action Scholars program, including more students and embracing more—and larger—real-world problems and solutions.

Drew Action Scholars is a two-year program with a four-year scholarship, guided by a distinctive, results- and action-oriented approach to real-world problem-solving. Accepted students join a cohort of peers committed to communityinnovation and global impact in a connected world. All first-year Action Scholars are supported by a junior or senior peer mentor. Complete the two year program and receive a four year scholarship of $10,000 ($2,500/year).

Learn more about joining the program or start an application!

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Social Impact Think Tank Debuts, Releases Survey

Good Worldwide, Good Worldwide’s social media operation Upworthy, and Net Impact, Oakland, Calif., have formed an alliance and launched Good Institute, a social impact nonprofit thought leader and social action think tank. The new, California headquartered think tank’s mission is …

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United Way’s ALICE Report: The Pandemic Divide

From Kiran Handa Gaudioso, CEO, United Way of Northern New Jersey:

The Pandemic Divide: An ALICE Analysis of National COVID Surveys report takes a detailed look at the vastly different pandemic experiences of low-income and higher-income households throughout the nation.

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College Students’ National Week of Deliberation (November 1–6)

Experience a full week of online Common Ground for Action (CGA) deliberative forums exclusively for college students. The National Week of Deliberation forum series aims to connect college students from across the country in deliberation in a way that maximizes …

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How to Apply to State and Local Gov’t Jobs

If you are considering work after graduation, you might be interested in finding out more about state and local gov’t jobs. They offer very generous benefits, job security, and include positions in many different areas of interest. Check out the …

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New Immersive Experience! The Madison Ambulance Cadet Program

Interested in exploring emergency medicine, public health, or other careers in the medical field? Have you ever thought about becoming an EMT? The Madison Ambulance (MVAC) Cadet Program was just approved as an IMMX. This semester-long program provides Drew students …

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Featured Classes

Choreography & Performance Studies

Kimani Fowlin
Within this community-based learning course students will experience the transformative powers of dance to create community. Come experience the wonders…

Special Topics in Civic Engagement: Refugees & Resettlement

Jonathan Golden
Explores the many dimensions of the global refugee crisis, with a specific focus on resettlement. Working in partnership with the…

The NonProfit Sector

Tracy Andrews
Examines the types, development, and contributions of nonprofit organizations including the political, social, and economic importance of this sector. Topics…

Theatre in the Community: The Newark Collaboration

Lisa Brenner & Kimani Fowlin
Drew students work with high school students from the Newark public schools in a collaborative theater-making enterprise, serving as mentors…

Innovation Action Lab

Susan Rosenbloom
Innovation Action Lab (CE-270) is a 2 credit course that students can enroll in which engages in creative problem solving…

Drew Action Seminar II: Exploring Solutions

Amy Koritz, Lisa Jordan, Jonathan Golden
Focuses on problems identified in the fall semester. Engages students through readings and critical analysis, with the ethical questions raised…

Drew Action Seminar I: Thinking Through Problems

Amy Koritz, Jonathan Golden, Minjoon Kouh
Examines in-depth a few case studies of complex challenges relevant to all focus areas (civic/community, global, innovation), with brief introductions…

Sociology of Education

Susan Rosenbloom
This course has a dual focus: to participate in a community school by working in the after-school program in Orange,…

Civic Media

Jeremy Blatter
Civic Media explores the theoretical, ethical, and technical dimensions of socially engaged documentary filmmaking through critical readings, discussion, and production-based…

Medical Geography

Lisa Jordan
Medical Geography investigates the intersections of health and place. The objectives of the course are to illuminate the importance of…

Geographic Information Systems

Lisa Jordan
This course introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS): a combination of the hardware, software, and community involved in the collection, distribution,…

Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Lisa Jordan
Advanced Geographic Information Systems expands on introductory GIS material by exploring topics in spatial statistics, programming, and multimedia.  Research topics…

Community Literacy and Public Rhetoric in the Archives

Jens Lloyd
In this course, students will serve as archival researchers for Cornerstone Family Programs & Morristown Neighborhood House in Morristown, an…

Featured Resources

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written by and …

ICUNJ Student Scholarships

A private college education can be an affordable option for a wide range of students. ICUNJ (Independent Colleges and Universities …

Mentors

Melanie Haber

Action Scholars Mentor

Marwa Elessawy

Action Scholars Mentor

Kate Fulton-John

Action Scholars Mentor

Janak Malla

Action Scholars Mentor

Cassidy Conklin

Action Scholars Mentor

Alyssa Sileo

Action Scholars Mentor

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