November 1, 2016

Just a farm? Think again!

This local urban farm is creating ‘Bright Spots’ in the lives of Wilmington youth. Fresh tomatoes… blackberries… corn… eggplant… one of the best parts about summer is the fresh local produce and farmers’ markets. Yet, with all the produce that Delaware farms grow, access to local produce isn’t as bountiful. Consider the City of Wilmington. […]

Visit a voter registration drive on campus September 29 or October 4.
September 29, 2016

UDecide: 2016

Let’s Talk Politics The first presidential debate was Monday night, the election is just 39 days away, and all we can talk about is politics, right? Putting our vote where our mouth is looks to be more important than ever this election season. On November 8, 2016, you have the chance to make history by casting your […]

Valerie Lane
September 26, 2016

Who is Valerie Lane?

I’m the person behind the Community Engagement blog posts! Why Do I Work Here? I’ve always had a passion for people. At West Chester University of Pennsylvania (BA ’14), I studied psychology to learn more about us as individuals and added a major of women’s & gender studies to learn about how we classify ourselves […]

September 21, 2016

Creating a Healthy Wilmington, Together

Service-Learning Scholars Alexa Meinhardt and Jackie Natalone worked diligently to wrap their minds around all of the factors that contribute to current health conditions in Wilmington and Claymont. Cancer rates, economic mobility, educational opportunities, food quality and availability, infant mortality, incidences of crime, neighborhood environment, smoking rates, walkability—the list goes on and on. Healthy Neighborhoods […]

September 15, 2016

Leading the Way in the Field of Disabilities

Person-first: Changing the lives of adults living with intellectual and developmental disability. Taylor Ryan types away at one of Newark’s favorite coffee shops, Saxbys. It’s quiet during the summer, only a few groups catching up socially. But in the back corner near those comfy leather chairs, a table is filled with papers, empty coffee cups, […]

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