Leadership Through Community Engagement Certificate
The Leadership Through Community Engagement (Diamond) Certificate is designed to help students become socially responsible citizens and prepare for lifelong engagement through active participation and reflection on volunteerism and service. The Diamond Certificate will help students involved in volunteering recognize and understand the opportunities, responsibilities, and leadership performed by volunteers for the greater good of society. Community engagement includes participation in local, state, national and global organizations/issues or working on social justice causes to make a positive difference in the world.
Students should begin this certificate by taking the first three required workshops: What Is Civic and Community Engagement, Community Mapping and Volunteerism, Engagement and Service. The last required workshop is a Reflection on Community Engagement scheduled on GREAT Day in April to permit students time to complete and reflect on their community service, engagement project, or social justice activity. Students will be encouraged to pursue issues that reflect their personal passions and interests and may be related to their careers and future lives as engaged citizens.
The Diamond Certificate will be awarded upon completion of eight workshops, including the four required workshops (What is Civic and Community Engagement, Community Mapping, Reflection on Community Engagement, and Volunteerism, Engagement and Service), completion of 40 service hours, submission of journal reflections for each workshop, including a four-page reflection paper.
- Community Resource Mapping
- Practical Strategies in Civic and Community Engagement
- Finding your place in Civic and Community Engagement
- Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement