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Five friends stand together holding big flowers at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
December 5, 2017

How to Find Your Passion in Service: The First Steps

As with any new experience, entering the world of community service can seem like a daunting task. You might be overwhelmed by all of the different issues you see every day in your community and find it hard to know where to begin. Or maybe it’s something you’ve never really thought much about before, but […]

College class huddles around a long table with Joe Biden. Everyone has a cup of UDairy ice cream.
December 1, 2017

Becoming an Active Citizen

Entering my senior year at the University of Delaware I am reflecting on how much I have grown in my time here, especially through service and community engagement. While I did volunteer work in high school, the needs of the community were not an everyday priority in how I lived my life. Being an active […]

Nine college students standing against a wall with the message "Together we can solve hunger" printed on it.
November 29, 2017

Helpful or Harmful? How to Make Your Service Count

“Service” was equivalent to “helping” in my mind for a long time. I have since considered more carefully whether a task labeled as “service” was truly helpful after listening to an informative podcast on altruism this past summer. The podcast introduced what was called the “Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study” commissioned by Richard Cabot in 1936. Through […]

Celebrating the new Partnership for Healthy Communities are (from left) Delaware Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long; Dan Rich, director of the UD Community Engagment Initiative; Kathy Matt, dean of the College of Health Sciences; Omar Khan, president and CEO of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance; Rita Landgraf, director of the new partnership; Joe Biden, founding chair of the Biden Institute; and UD President Dennis Assanis.
November 2, 2017

Launching the Partnership for Healthy Communities

Partnership to mobilize UD’s research, education, public service efforts University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis launched the UD Partnership for Healthy Communities at the 10th annual Vision Coalition Conference, titled: Strengthening Partnerships in Health and Education: Delaware and the Nation. About 500 people attended the conference held Oct. 30 in Clayton Hall. Joe Biden, 47th […]

Kendra Knopp paints a wooden fence white as part of the Habitat for Humanity service trip.
October 24, 2017

How I Grew Through Service

New Opportunities Coming to the University of Delaware was a substantial change for me last year. In addition to leaving behind friends and family, I also lost access to all the local methods of community service I had grown to love throughout the past seven years. I joined the Community Engagement Living Learning Community in […]

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