Civic Engagement

“Service learning is one powerful, direct way for all of us, including students, to develop, in an enduring way, empathy for the lives and contexts of others.”—President Brand

Change makers

KateLynn Hohman '18, Double major in secondary education and history

"I learned a lot about different communities and the problems they face by volunteering, such as the effects of the exotic animal trade, conservation of the Everglades, the rising sea levels in Florida, and the pollution of Lake Okeechobee. I’m more aware of my surroundings and more thoughtful about the changes and impacts that can be brought about to the entire world, even if it is directly impacting only one small area."

We are committed to connecting Cornellians with one another, the community, and to a better understanding of themselves and others through civic engagement and service learning opportunities.