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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.



Featured Classes

Special Topics in Civic Engagement: Refugees and Resettlement

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

Advanced Environmental Science

Prof. Alex Bajcz
In this course, upper-level environmental science/studies majors will serve as consultants for the Borough of Madison, NJ business community. In…

Medical Geography

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

Social Policy and Inequality in America (Honors)

Prof. Patrick McGuinn
This course is an online, upper-level, community-based learning seminar on social policy and inequality in America for students interested in…

Homelessness: Learning in Action

Prof. Judy Pryor Ramirez
Students will engage the issue of homelessness and the role faith communities play in addressing it through Drew University’s Neighbors-in-Need…

Theatre in the Community: The Newark Collaborative

Prof. Chris Ceraso, Judy Tate
This course is a collaborative theatre-making enterprise in which Drew students will team with high school students from the Newark inner…

Writing for Wikipedia: Sources, Styles, and Sentences

Prof. Sandra Jamieson
This course invites students to engage in public writing and to perfect their writing and information literacy skills while they…

Applied Analysis of Social Entrepreneurship

Prof. Maliha Safri
This course compliments ECON 286: Social Entrepreneurship: Theorizing Global Trends, with a focus on hands-on approaches to social entrepreneurship, as…

Drew Action Seminar II: Exploring Solutions

Prof. 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

Prof. 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…

Featured Resources

Serves resident and commuter students and is managed by Gionna Del Purgatorio C’20, our Drew AmeriCorps Changebuilder Coordinator in the Center …


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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