Community Engagement & Service

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to organize a service project!


While many student groups formulate thoughtfully developed ideas for public and community service,few actually have the funds to put them into action. The Eagle Endowment will address this challenge and empower AU students by providing over $5,000 in annual grants of $100 - $1000 to students and groups that propose such initiatives. 

These one-time awards are intended to support groups in their earliest planning and implementation phases, providing them with seed funds to launch visions for service. Read more about our past grant recipients. There are three different opportunities for funding throughout the school year: the Freshman Service Experience Grant to continue service at your FSE site, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Grant to promote social justice, and the Spring Grant that supports all types of public and community service initiatives.

Past Grants

Fall 2015

Kids on Campus Day

SOUL Leadership and Development Day


Spring 2015

Spotlight Project

DR. Martin Luther King Jr. 2015

Community of Learners Advancing in Spanish &English (CLASE)

Covenant House: Lunch with Santa

Light Lights' Community Garden

College Access Program

Mount Pleasant Civic Forum

Fall 2014

Kids On Campus Day

Demographic Study of Day Laborers in D.C

Spring 2014

DC Reads

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2014

Cleaning up Anacostia River

Leadership for Cesar Chavez High School

Arts for the Aging

Empowering Youth through Green Spaces


Reading Sidekicks

Latino Student Fund

Know the Name Campaign

Fall 2013

Student Worker Alliance (SWA)

Community of Learners Advancing in Spanish & English (CLASE) Organizing Trainings

New Orleans and Back

Kids on Campus Day

AU Homelessness and Awareness (RCC)

2015 MLK Service Grant

The 2015 MLK Service Grant is available to any student (undergraduate, graduate, and law) who is interested in receiving funds to assist a community service project in the Washington D.C. area. The deadline for preliminary submissions is December 2015.

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Eagle Endowment Council

Eagle Endowment Council applications have now closed for the fiscal year 2015-2016. Please check back soon to find summaries of our selected applicants and some more information about the great work they are doing!

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Updates from the Endowment
The Eagle Endowment Council has been selected! This year, we have a dynamic group of members with diverse experiences that have already begun collaborating and contributing milestones of achievements to the Eagle Endowment.

The 2015 Fall Service Grants have been awarded! Congratulations to the following individuals and their projects:
          a.        Ava Cates with the SOUL Leadership and Professional Development day
          b.        Marissa Gallant and the Kids on Campus Day project
          c.        Roshan Thomas and the Community Leaders Advancing in Spanish and English (CLASE) project

All recipients have received formal orientation on grant distribution and were recognized officially on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the first ever Fall Service Grant Award Ceremony.

December 1 will be the Eagle Endowment’s first official Fundraiser of the Fall! Please come to Cava to support Eagle Endowment by purchasing a meal and letting the cashier know that it’s for the Endowment!

We are also in the process of implementing the Meal Swipe fund-raiser event for December 4, 2015.

The MLK Grant has been opened! (Important dates are as follows:)       
          i.        Grant proposal deadline: Thursday, December 10, 2015
          ii.        Notification of Status: Tuesday, November 14, 2015
          iii.      Grant Review Committee Interviews: week of Jan. 11, 2016
          iv.      Application Notification: January 18, 2016

Eagle Endowment is also currently in the process of reviving its social media outlets
A new Facebook group, Twitter page, AND Instagram account have all been created so please check them out and “like” or follow accordingly!

Those are all of the updates we have for you now. 
Please try to remember the Eagle Endowment when you look at your agendas!

And, as always, feel free to email or visit me during my office hours (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-4:30pm) for more information.