As we near the end of another semester, our students often need help identifying their next steps, given the significant learning experience they have had. Below are a few suggestions to forward to them.
Submit a proposal for funding to implement a new initiative that builds from their engagement and learning from your course. Several opportunities exist via the Honey W Nashman Center’s GW Upstart program. Students with relatively small projects can consider the Public Service Grant Commission. Students with larger-scale initiatives might consider the Eco-Equity Challenge, Projects for Peace, or the Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning.
Present about their experience, both their own learning and their community impact, to the GW community at the Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship. The event is Friday, December 7th, from noon-3:45. Students sign up to present via this link.
Submit a paper to the International Undergraduate Journal for Service-learning, Leadership and Social Change. Accepted papers include project descriptions, case studies, and reflections.
If students have written a piece that is about Washington, DC, encourage them to submit it to the University Writing Program's Julian Clement Chase prize.
Please share these opportunities with students.