Civic Scholars Program

Civic Scholars are joining forces with the Drew Action Scholars program. Visit the Action Scholars page for more information. Read on for highlights of the Civic Scholars program.

Junior Year Civic Scholar Highlights:

  • Enroll in Community-Based Learning (CBL) classes, civic internships, and/or selected global programs.
  • Participate in professional development activities including the Civically Engaged Alumni Networking Event and the Drew Career Fair to develop important and necessary skills for networking and job seeking.
  • Prepare for your Senior Civic project by researching and submitting an Issue Focus Statement.
  • Pitch your Senior Civic Project at the Civic Scholars Spring Wrap-Up

Senior Year Civic Scholar Highlights:

  • Enroll in the one credit CE 350: Senior Civic Workshop
  • Complete your Senior Civic Project and present it at the Civic Engagement Showcase and Awards Ceremony in April
  • Achieve a deep understanding of an issue or problem from both a community and academic perspective
  • Graduate with a strong practical skill-set that will help you succeed in whatever you choose to do after graduation.
  • Graduate with Civic Honors!
Senior Civic Projects

In preparation to graduate with Civic Honors, Senior Civic Scholars plan and complete a Civic Project, leading a team in an initiative that benefits a community beyond Drew and impacts a social issue that they care deeply about. They present their project at the annual Civic Engagement Awards and Showcase in April. Check out the Senior Civic Project presentations below!

Class of 2022 (this update is a work in progress…stay tuned for more projects!):

Julia Sinatra, Daniel Blumenthal, and Caroline Tramontana: Fair for Emerging Researchers (FER)
Check out the FER website.

Lila Clark: Day of Play 2022

Marissa Berrios and April Serratelli: Run the Distance, Little by Little

Audrey Borba: Spring Into Service 2022

Bri Rooks: Civic Media Course

Delaney Redford: Promoting Aidful Voluntourism Experiences (PAVE)

Alyssa Sileo: Drew Performing Arts Access Coordinators (DPAAC)
Check out the Acorn article about DPAAC.

Hannah Primiano: Healthy Planet Healthy Humans 2022

Cassidy Conklin and Starling Adony Noboa Salobo: The Barriers and Promoters of Using Social Services in Partnership with a Real-World Service Provider
Check out this presentation created by Starling and Cassidy.

Melanie Haber: R U Ready 2022

Jamie Linton: Story-hours for Preschoolers at the Madison Public Library 

Candace Foltiny: Disability Resource Site

Gabrielle Lugbauer: Changing Spaces – A Dialogue of Inclusivity with Museum and Art Professionals
Check out this webpage featuring an exhibit Gabrielle created. 

Class of 2021:

Violet Kimble: Virtual Brain Awareness Week Seminar 2021 (View Presentation)

Victoria Adams: How to Spot the Imposter Among Us: Misconceptions and Online Safety (View Presentation)

Ryan Strauss: Getting to Know Your Government (View Presentation)

Nohemy Zabala & Regina Sarquis: Building Bridges – Construyendo Puentes (View Presentation)

Sophie Sirota, Laura Benegas, Brynne Growney & Timothy Jinks: Redd Trunk Project (View Presentation)

Tim Proctor: Multi-Faith Seeds and Planting (View Presentation)

Rebecca Schuman: Make-It-Green: An Environmental Art Workshop (View Presentation)

Kate Fulton-John: Volunteer Opportunities: Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Education (View Presentation)

Kelly Maegerlein: World of Chemistry Workshops (View Presentation)

Shivani Mody: Fair for Emerging Researchers (FER) 5.0 (View Presentation)

Cece Kracht: Healthy Planet, Healthy Humans (View Presentation)

Emma Marie MacAfee & Diana Karamourtopoulos: Drew Student Voter Project (View Presentation)

I knew that I wanted the opportunity to formalize my volunteerism; however, the Civic Scholars program has become an integral part of my personal identity and has reshaped my life’s pursuits and aspirations.”

Jonathan Van Dongen, C'17