The Center for Civic Engagement works in partnership with community and nonprofit leaders to connect students, faculty and staff with opportunities to build community capacity and impact positive community-driven change.

Match Your Organization’s Need to Talent on Campus

If you have a project, ongoing internship, or service opportunity, share it with us. The center publicizes opportunities ranging from introductory service experiences to immersive summer internship programs. We also partner with faculty who incorporate community-based projects into their courses or research. The center is your one stop shop to communicate opportunities at your organization. Post opportunities through WildcatSync.

Highlight Your Organization

During the Community Involvement Fair, students, faculty and community members explore ways to be engaged in the community by visiting tables hosted by nonprofit and community leaders. Come share the range of roles and projects you have available on Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 11-12:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Knobloch Campus Center. Following the fair, from 1-2 p.m., there will be professional development and networking opportunity with lunch provided. Register here before August 17.

Network, Develop Community Leadership Skills & Build Capacity

The center regularly hosts speakers and workshops intended to build the capacity of our community, provide networking opportunities and collaboratively engage in community change efforts. Event listings will be updated regularly. Current events for 2019-20 include:

Building Skills for Social Change

A workshop series designed for nonprofit professionals and community leaders as well as students, faculty and staff at Davidson College. The workshop sessions are intended to build the capacities of our communities and provide networking opportunities. Registration is open for Fall 2019 workshops including:

Sept. 18- Register for Creating & Honing Your Organization’s Mission
Oct. 17- Register for Design Thinking
Nov. 6- Register for The Importance of Data Flow

The Community Innovation Institute

A daylong event with speakers and breakout sessions designed to advance community change work and promote collaboration.  This year’s institute will be held on January 10, 2020. Workshops and discussions will focus on place-based community change, transformational partnership development and innovative change strategies. This year’s institute is made possible by Ingersoll Rand.Registration opens in November.