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Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service


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.

Nashman Center Signature Events
Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta Day
Civic Leadership Dialogues
Freshmen Day of Service and Convocation (FDoS)
MLK Day of Service and Leadership
Veteran Service Initiative

Learn more about the Honey W. Nashman Center here

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