Welcome back to campus Bears! The Center for Community Engagement is offering an exciting new program for freshman students interested in strengthening their service and leadership skills. What is the Bonner Leader Program? An interactive work-study program for college students that emphasizes service learning, community outreach, and leadership initiatives that align … [Read more...] about Transforming College Campuses Through Community Engagement
By Lucy Beeler The Center for Community Engagement is excited to establish the Peace Corps Prep program at Missouri State University. The official partnership between the Peace Corps and the university is designed to prepare students for international development fieldwork and potential Peace Corps Service. What is Peace Corps? The Peace Corps was founded in 1961 by … [Read more...] about Peace Corps Prep program arrives at Missouri State University
By Hannah Voyles Bear Service Team is a service organization at MSU. Our mission is to plan and provide students with service opportunities in the Springfield community. This is a great way for students to make a difference while getting to know other Bears with hearts for service! We serve every Tuesday night, but on the last Tuesday of every month, we meet for discussion, … [Read more...] about Make a difference weekly with the Bear Service Team
I’ve worked in the CCE for one year plus six weeks to this point. Through the time spent in this office with the big green wall, I have shifted from being a student with some experience in volunteer work to an advocate for serving the community and the people that make it up. I speak with students all the time about how they can get involved in Springfield and I can see it … [Read more...] about Volunteer Hours or Service Hours?
The school year has finally come to an end after what feels like an eternity. I’ve taken my last final and can now focus on my final year of undergrad starting in the fall. Though I am beyond excited for what the next year has to offer, I think it is appropriate to reflect on the stressful, yet meaningful year that I have had working in the Center for Community Engagement. I … [Read more...] about My Year in the Center for Community Engagement: Always Striving for More