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Community Engagement & Service

Explore DC Service Leaders

Explore DC leaders take a work break to pose

Explore DC Service Leaders are returning participants ready to take a step forward in working with their DC community. They use passion, skills, and knowledge learned from their time in the program to lead an entirely new group of freshmen. An Explore DC Service leader has a strong interest in DC, social issues, and nonprofit organizations and is comfortable being in charge of a group. Explore DC Service leaders are usually the first role models the incoming freshmen encounter; thus, our Explore DC Service leaders are positive and enthusiastic about American University as a whole, excited to venture into DC for two days of service, and dedicated to orienting a new group of AU students to life at American. 


Become an Explore DC Service Leader

Explore DC students with shovels and rakes

Love AU? Love DC? Committed to Service?

Apply to be an Explore DC Service Leader!

Applications open: March 1st

Deadline: March 25th

Apply by March 25!

2016 Important Dates  

Applications Due: Midnight, March 25th

Interviews: March 28 - April 8

Selection Notifications: April 13th

Leader Training: Sunday, August 21st 

Explore DC: August 25th-27th