The Center for Civic Engagement promotes collaboration across campus and with the community, establishing a shared point of contact, serving as a needed clearinghouse and resource center, and providing an administrative home and support for Illinois State's American Democracy Project and Civic Engagement and Responsibility Minor. Gifts to the Center provide opportunities for students to participate in community engagement activities and develop into active citizens in their communities.
Funding for the Center for Civic Engagement will solidify Illinois State University's commitment to serving the citizens of Illinois while preparing the next generation.
Your support for these life-enhancing experiences allows students opportunities to maximize their Redbird life. Find out how you can support this initiative by contacting Amanda Highland, Associate Director of Development and Alumni Engagement in the Division of Student Affairs, at (309) 438-5451.
The Alternative Breaks Support Fund is used to support students who volunteer their spring, winter, and summer breaks to travel to locations across the country and world to help meet the needs in the community. Students learn about active citizenship by participating in the following social action programs: building homes for the homeless, increasing hunger awareness, tutoring children, and environmental action programs such as community, park, and wetland cleanup projects.