Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

K-12 Ambassador Spotlight: Aysswarya Manoharan

By WashU on May 16, 2017 in College Access, Community Engagement

K-12 Connections is a partnership of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, the Institute for School Partnership, and the Office of Government and Community Relations. It connects the Washington University community with volunteer opportunities involving high-needs urban schoo...

Connecting K-12 students with the arts

By myralopez on December 15, 2016 in Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff

For Joanna Das, sharing her love of the arts with high school students and encouraging their creativity has always been important. As a graduate student, she went against her professor’s advice and decided to teach a Saturday dance class to high school students at the Museum of the City of New Yo...

K-12 Ambassadors partnered with the Ferguson Florissant School District to host a STEM Day for students at Airport Elementary.

Connecting K-12 students to college

By myralopez on April 4, 2016 in Community Engagement, Science

For Laura Motard, a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis, volunteering has always been an important part of her life. When she arrived at the university, she wasted no time in connecting that passion to the needs in her new community. As a freshman, Motard join...

Heroes and monsters: experiencing the classics

By gbarajas on March 7, 2016 in Charter Schools, Community Engagement

For many professors at Washington University in St. Louis, the passion they have for their area of study started at a young age. A simple experience along the way caught their interest, and that interest stuck. Professor Timothy Moore in the Classics Department in the School of Arts & Science...

Answering the call

By gbarajas on November 4, 2015 in Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff

In a brightly lit forum of the Brown School’s new Hillman Hall, a collection of Washington University leaders addressed the recent calls to action made by the Ferguson Commission. In the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon formed the Commission to take an honest assessment of ...