Public discourse is teeming with advice about leadership, opinions about what citizenship is, and what service in the community should look like. Effectiveness as a citizen leader requires a more complex understanding of each of these constructs and their implications. In this course, we will explore several ways that leadership, citizenship, and service have been framed by scholars. Ultimately, you will arrive at your own informed and well-considered philosophy, which will guide you as a student leader at GW and a citizen-leader in the world.
This is a community-engaged scholarship course, and includes 30 hours of service with a local community organization addressing issues of poverty, affordable housing, food security, or youth development. This course is restricted to GW students in the Civic House Scholars Program.(Traditional)
I thought the showcase that talked about a study on nature and parks in urban cities was very interesting. The study made showed a link between children’s behavior and the amount of nature/park exposure they had living in a city. It was interesting but not surprising to learn that the study found that having more exposure had a positive impact on children’s health. Living in a city, I understand why this is so important and I think in the future it is something that should be more research and studied.
For the panel session, I choose the one on sustainability. The session discussed what we can do and what opportunities there are out there for us to do, like volunteering at the greenhouse. We discussed a lot of ways we can all become leaders and help make the campus and community a more sustainable place, and effective tools for doing it. Overall it was very interesting and I learned a lot.
2. I liked the one on New Venture Competition - it was short, to the point, well structured, and easy to comprehend and understand.
3. I chose Art as Social Action, which talked about the applications of art in community building and personal improvement. I feel like I understand more applications of art in service, as to me it's not a noteworthy part of my life, and therefore doesn't really come to mind when considering service outlets. Also, good job Maureen, Quiara, and Fasica!
2.The shows presentation was about Gender and hip hop culture. I think they were on to something extremely important in a large driving force in society.
3.Art as social Action is the panel session that I chose to attend and we spoke about how Art can be a way to connect with people and identify with people and having a common ground.
Art as a social activity. How art is used throughout DC to serve many purposes. Someone talked about serving at Miriam's Kitchen, which is very similar to DCCK. She talked about her experience of drawing with the people she served to acknowledge them and create a calm space. There isn't this kind of space for art in DCCK, but I understand how art can be helpful for communities and people facing struggles.