Community Based Learning Symposium

November 20th

Each year, over 800 students move "ideas into action and action into service" through collaborations with 60-100 community partners in the DC Metro Area.

Students have designed advertising campaigns, provided direct tutoring assistance, evaluated programs, and worked directly with community partners to determine and meet organizational needs, all under the careful guidance of their faculty members.

The Community-Based Learning Symposium is an opportunity to share the impact of this work and raise the level of conversation around community-based learning here at AU.

Please join the Center for Community Engagement & Service, the Alumni Association and the Career Center as we bring you this great event!


November 20TH, 10:30-3:00M

Welcome, MGC 4-5
Concurrent Panel Presentations, MGC 245/203
Lunch & Alumni Panel on Careers in the Nonprofit Sector, MGC 4-5
Concurrent Panel Presentations, MGC 245/203
Closing and Poster Session, MGC 4-5

Who Should Attend?

Students: You will hear about the civic engagement work of other students and faculty members and learn how to incorporate similar work into your own academics. You will also hear from AU Alumni over lunch about careers in the nonprofit sector.

Faculty: Hear about the community-based learning courses taught across campus and the impact they have on students and the community. This is a great opportunity to learn about different nonprofit organizations and how to incorporate this pedagogy into your own teaching.

Community Partners: Learn about the impact of current university/community partnerships and how to partner with AU courses.

Alumni: See the strides AU has taken towards civic engagement. If you currently work in the nonprofit sector, learn how to connect your organization with AU community-based learning faculty and students.

Present a Poster

Are you a student interested in sharing the impact and what you've learned through your community-based learning experience?

Design and Share a poster.

Poster Session: 2:30-3:00pm

Submit a Poster

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