The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service aims to integrate civic engagement into George Washington University's educational work. We focus GW's resources to meet community needs beyond the campus, promote active citizenship in a diverse democracy, and enhance teaching, learning and scholarship at GW.
3 Focus Points
Community–Engaged Scholarship The Nashman Center helps undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and community partners leverage their skills and resources to make a difference in the classroom and community through over 70 service-learning courses each year.
Community Service & Engagement GW Colonials meet local needs through ongoing service programs, engageDC, DC Reads, and Jumpstart. Alternative Breaks and signature service events such as Freshman Day of Service and Martin Luther King Day of Service get students engaged in national and international service that makes an immediate and powerful impact.
Social Innovation The Nashman Center helps you turn your passion into real-world action. The Nashman Center defines social innovation as creative approaches to addressing social problems. Approximately $50,000 in funding is available annually through our opportunities in addition to providing mentorship and support to students to turn their ideas into practical action that makes a measurable, sustained difference.
Learn more about our center here.
" I truly enjoyed convening with others in the community to address a real issue in the US, which is immigration. We all recognized the hardship that these people go through in the borders, however, I do not think we have started planning out a real solution. In this convention, we got into groups and came up with some brilliant ideas to make theses suffering families feel included and engaged."- GWupstart Design Day 2019 participant
" Recently I have been evaluating more specific elements of ArtReach and our communications. I'm looking forward to learning more about what is/isn't working, and trying some new and creative techniques to engage the community and maintain connections with ArtReach alumni"- GW AmeriCorps VISTA participant