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Posted: Thursday, October 8, 2020

'Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement' - Today

Please join the Civic and Community Engagement Office for the webinar "Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement" today, October 8, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. This event is presented by Campus Compact as part of its National Webinar Series and is free to members of the Buffalo State College community. 

Stanford University's Haas Center for Public Service has collaborated with 55 public and private two- and four-year institutions since 2013 to develop an innovative holistic framework: "Pathways of Public Service and Civic Engagement." The pathways describe a range of possibilities by which students can contribute to the common good: community-engaged learning and research; community organizing and activism; direct service; philanthropy; policy and governance; and social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.

The framework guides students in exploring how the pathways differ from each other in language, practice, and impact, and how pathways might intersect to effect social change. A free online survey surfaces student predispositions and interests toward the pathways; opens students' eyes to lifelong career, engagement, and leadership opportunities; and assists community engagement practitioners in developing relevant programming.

Presenters Gail Robinson, Tom Schnaubelt, and Annabel Wong will share multi-institution research resulting from the survey. Survey data informs practitioners, who can place students in community settings where they have strong pathway inclinations, encourage students to explore pathways they hadn't considered, or ensure they experience all six pathways in multiple placements during college. Each pathway provides students with experience they can use with high-impact practices in curricular and co-curricular settings, and in the workplace and civil society.

Please register online for this webinar and for as many other presentations in the National Webinar Series as you would like.

Submitted by: Naomi W. Hall