GW Operacion Impacto


Operacion Impacto is an innovative community engagement program that bridges GW's mission and students' civic responsibility with local community needs and opportunities. It includes the GW César Chávez, Dolores Huerta and Larry Itliong Day of celebration, commitment to social justice, and call to action.

An initiative of the Spanish Language program, introduced and led by Professor Dolores Perillan, who identified a linguistic gap in GW and DC community service priorities. Many community partners seek Spanish speaking students to serve the needs of their organizations, and the goal of Impacto is to offer support, learn together, and work to help provide for each other's needs. 

Learn and Practice while you Serve! The program is open to any student enrolled in a GW Intermediate or Advanced Spanish class. Students commit to a minimum number of service hours and reflections, as part of their commitment and learning. 

Students who are interested in participating in Operación Impacto can sign up for Spanish 3040, 3150 or 4480 as Community Engaged Scholarship courses, and the entire GW community is welcome to engage in GW César Chávez, Dolores Huerta and Larry Itliong Day.
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Last day to Register to attend or present at the Nashman symposium is tomorrow. All faculty and students register at this link Thank you and see you next Friday December 7th 12-3:45 at the Marvin Center!
Registration Deadline this Friday 11/30 2 Weeks ‘til Nashman Center Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship! (And don’t forget survey completion for class pizza competition)
Thanks for all the scholarly work that you are doing in CES courses as the semester winds down it matters greatly to our community. 2 weeks remain until the symposium but registration closes for presenters and those attending the symposium this Friday. You can register or update your registration at this link Many timely topics this year at the symposium-Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Health Care Inequities in Wards 7 & 8, sustainability, housing scarcity, arts and the scholarship of engagement, issues east of the river, school partnerships and community service, mental health, self care, elder care, food insecurity and so much more. Don’t forget to sign up if you are attending any portion of the symposium-although we hope that you’ll join us for the free lunch and theater performance at noon and stay through the end of the day at 3:45.
If you are presenting as a group-don’t forget to have all group members register and use the same presentation title in their form.
We don’t yet have a class at 100% Survey Completion for the pizza delivery in class next week so if you haven’t filled your survey out yet make sure you do so at this link – we’ll announce the winner Friday!
We hope you are having a great semester in your Community-Engaged Scholarship course. From everyone at the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service: thank you for everything you are doing for our community! We’d like to take just 3 minutes of your time for a brief, confidential survey about your experience in this course. Collecting student feedback on these courses is important so we want to make it worth your time too: the first two courses to have 100% of the students complete the survey will have pizza delivered in class. Survey at link:
3 Weeks Until Symposium: Friday December 7th noon-4pm Marvin Center 3rd Floor
Don't forget to sign up for the Symposium the deadline is Friday November 30th! For those presenting poster or laptop presentations and for those participating on a panel please be sure to list your class and presentation title when prompted. Registration link:

This week we are highlighting our panelists-they are amazing. From 2:30-3:45 we've got 6 different panels discussing community engaged research, coursework and service. Topics include sustainability, finding missing and murdered Indigenous women, and issues east of the river just to name a few. The full schedule for the day is available here

Have a great break and we hope to see you at the symposium!
4 Weeks until Nashman Symposium On Community Engaged Scholarship
Last week we highlighted the theater performance from Dr. Jacobsen’s class that will take place during lunch-This week we want to highlight the showcase sessions that will happen immediately following lunch. These sessions are amazing and give students or small groups of students the chance to highlight what they’ve learned as attendees walk the galleries and grab dessert along the way. Check out the great photos from the Spring Showcase!
If your class isn’t presenting we still encourage you to attend to support your colleagues engaged in community engaged scholarship and there’s an option in the registration to choose that you are only attending and not presenting.
We have several classes and individuals that are participating-If your class is listed below then you are presenting please don’t forget to register and put your presentation title and presentation type on the registration form. Register here at the link registrations must be complete by Friday November 30th please register today!
• COMM 1041: Interpersonal Communication (Instr: Abbie Weiner)
• HSCI 2110: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Instr: Maranda Ward)
• HSSJ 1100: Introduction to Human Services and Social Justice (Instr: Wendy Wagner)
• HSSJ 3100W: Program Planning and Evaluation (Instr: Michelle Kelso)
• HSSJ 3152: Fact, Field, Fiction (Instr: Emily Morrison)
• HSSJ 4198: Citizen Leadership, Civic House Scholars Program (Instr: Wendy Wagner)
• SMPA 4190 Senior Capstone: Online Journalism Workshop (Instr: Imani M. Cheers)
We are one month away from the symposium and you are invited!

As students in Community Engaged Scholarship courses many of you may already know about the Nashman Center Symposium on Community Engaged Scholarship but we want to take the opportunity to formally invite you to participate.

There is one link to register for the event whether you are attending to present your work, attending for class credit, or just attending to learn please join us to learn about and support the work of students in Community Engaged Scholarship courses!

If you are presenting and attending please make sure you complete the full registration including the title of your presentation.

The Symposium starts at noon on Friday December 7th with free lunch on the 3rd floor of the Marvin Center and a lunchtime presentation from the students in Dr. Leslie Jacobsen’s Community Engaged Course Theatre for Social Change (TRDA 3131W).

We hope you’ll join us for the entire symposium from 12-3:45 on Friday December 7th! Full schedule so far is here

Thanks for doing research and service that strengthens our community.

Nashman Center Community Engaged Scholarship Team