Civic Leadership and Public Service
IIGE RECEIVES UW POPULATION HEALTH GRANT TO COORDINATE NEXTGEN AT UW TACOMA
The NextGen Civic Leader Corps is a UW tri campus effort led by UW Seattle's Evans School of Public Policy & Governance and the Community Engagement & Leadership Education (CELE) Center in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, UW Tacoma's Institute for Innovation and Global Engagement (IIGE), and UW Bothell's School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. A $65,000 grant from UW Population Health to the IIGE supports the creation and coordination of the NextGen experience at UW Tacoma.
Through coursework, experiential learning, and professional network building, the program allows students to recognize and deepen their commitment to community engagement and public service. The program is part of a growing network of similar program across the country powered by the Volcker Alliance Next Generation Service Corps.
NextGen Service Programs:
- Engage students in a multi-year curriculum
- Recruit students from all disciplines and majors
- Prioritize recruitment of student populations traditionally underrepresented in government
- Emphasize public service values and community engagement
- Integrate experiential learning through internships and mission-focused projects
- Offer structured opportunities to collaborate with fellow students outside the classroom and
- Award a credential upon completion.
UWT campus partners in this initial phase are: the Office of Community Partnerships, the Center for Student Involvement (a Division of Student and Enrollment Services), the MSB Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility, and the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Read about our early work in the IIGE's IDEATE Bulletin December 2022, and October 2022 issues.
NextGen at UW Tacoma welcomes your participation. Please fill out the form (right) to connect with this inspiring effort!
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