Center for Civic Engagement

Welcome to Civic Engagement at Drew!

We connect education and action for the common good.

The Center for Civic Engagement serves Drew University and our communities as a resource, convener, and partner committed to connecting knowledge with action to improve our shared world. Working collaboratively with community organizations, we develop and support impactful partnerships. We invite you to explore, engage and build with us.

Learn more about the Center and meet our staff.

 

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Featured Classes

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…

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 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…

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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

Food, Justice, and US Literature

Summer HArrison
This course examines the intersection of food, justice, and 20th/21st century U.S. literature in order to understand how our ideas…

Current Events and Contemporary France

Marie-Pascale Pieretti
This course explores Contemporary France. Through different themes central to French society it examines, for example, cultural diversity, gastronomy, education,…

Allied Against Hatred: Black-Jewish Relations in America

Jonathan Golden
The Civil Rights Era was known as a time of alliance and affinity between Jewish and Black people in America.…

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…

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…

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

Sandra Jamieson

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor
  • Plainfield, New
  • Assistant Professor Colgate University

patrick McGuinn

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Lisa Jordan

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Alex Bajcz

Community-Based Learning Faculty,Mentor

Maliha Safri

Community-Based Learning Faculty

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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