The Fourth Annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference, “Journeys through Service: Passport to Change,” will be held on Saturday, April 9, at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD. This conference originated at UMBC in April 2008 with the support of the Office of Undergraduate Education through the Shriver Living Learning Center and was co-sponsored by the Baltimore Collegetown Network. The event has been hosted by University of Baltimore in 2009 and Towson University in 2010.
Presented in partnership with the Baltimore Collegetown Network and Maryland Campus Compact, this event will be attended by approximately 300 students and faculty from Maryland colleges and universities.
The conference aims to:
- Explore successful service-learning, community service and civic engagement best practices, benefiting both students, faculty and community stakeholders.
- Strengthen the capacity of Maryland campuses to create effective, sustainable community partnerships.
- Collaborate, network and share ideas with students, faculty, staff and community partners throughout Maryland.
- Deepen awareness around transformational learning and social change.
The planning committee seeks proposals for dynamic workshops that will address the following themes: Academic service-learning, community partnerships, campus community service initiatives, issues in our communities, building a social justice leadership toolkit and career building. Last year, several UMBC students and faculty presented on their areas of expertise.
Proposals are due no later than Wednesday, February 9, at 5 p.m. Registration for attendees will open by the end of February.
Visit the conference website for more information.