Community-Engaged Learning News

  • Natalie DeCesare ‘19
    Natalie DeCesare SU ‘19 Honored as a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

    The Newman Civic Fellowship  “recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.” 

  • Spring Breakaway
    Spring Breakaway 2018

    Three groups of SU students traveled to communities across the country to engage in direct service and learn about complex social justice issues.

  • Spring Breakaway
    Spring Breakaway 2018

    Three groups of SU students traveled to communities across the country to engage in direct service and learn about complex social justice issues.

  • Ellie Crowley, '20 at the Up to Us Conference
    It’s Up to Us

    As the campus leader of the Southwestern University Up to Us team, I had the opportunity to travel to Oakland to participate in the winter training session. Going into the weekend, I knew the purpose of the session was to prepare each team leader, but I did not know how they would achieve this. 

  • BiG - The Brookwood Community in Georgetown
    A BiG Change of Perspective

    During the spring semester of my senior year, I took the community-engaged learning course “Survey of Exceptionalities” with Dr. Alicia Moore, which examined special education, the stigmas that surround it, and the policy that influences it. Students got to choose the location that they wanted to volunteer with. Most chose to be in a special education classroom within local elementary schools, but I chose to spend my time with the citizens of BiG: Brookwood in Georgetown, “a community where adults with intellectual challenges are celebrated and empowered by engaging their talents in meaningful work.”

  • Global Engagement Hall
    What is the GEH?

    The Global Engagement Hall, or as students refer to it “The GEH,” is a community of sophomores, soon to be open to all upper-classmen, that helps students get the most out of their Southwestern experience.

  • Hurrican Harvey - Support Texas
    Hurricane Harvey Recovery

    As Hurricane Harvey moves through TX’s gulf coast, many are looking for ways to help. As you move toward action-oriented response to this natural disaster, please consider these tips to make well-informed, responsible decisions.

  • Teresa Coble Sherwood ’77 (Photo by Lance Holt)
    Teresa Coble Sherwood ’77, Distinguished Humanitarian

    With her degree in psychology from Southwestern, Teresa Coble Sherwood ’77 has served for nearly 20 years as Director of Mission at First United Methodist Church Mansfield, where she has developed and overseen global mission and disaster response efforts around the world, as well as programs to respond to the needs of the local community.

  • What Is a CELTA?

    Community Engaged Learning Teaching Assistants are students who support the civic engagement pedagogy that is strongly applied at Southwestern by supporting a faculty member involved in community engaged learning.

  • The Destination: Service program was one of three programs Southwestern included in its application for the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the category of interfaith community service. This photo was taken on a 2013 Destination: Service trip to New Orleans.
    Making the President’s Honor Roll

    Southwestern has received national recognition for interfaith community service, the highest recognition of any school in Texas