December 02, 2019
Giving Back to My City: Kennedy Jones '21

When I was growing up, my mom emphasized the importance of giving back to a community – whether you’re visiting for two weeks or living there for two years. She sparked my desire to serve others.

Naturally, at Widener University, I chose tourism and hospitality management as my major because of the prominence placed on creating memorable experiences for people. I learned that civic

May 28, 2015
Looking Back to Move Forward: A Documentary Film about the City of Chester

Two Widener Communications Studies students (Kirsten Chu. ‘15 and Michael Michvech, ‘15) wrote, filmed, edited, produced, and directed this documentary for their senior project, as they wanted to tell a story that highlights the exciting developments taking place in Chester, especially in culture and the arts.  Chu and Michvech became involved in Chester through the Chester Made project, a participatory urban planning process facilitated by the Pennsylvania Humanities Coun

October 13, 2014
Oct. 20-24: Food Drive
Widener University and The Better Living Center are teaming up to collect non-perishable food items. Donations will be bought to the Better Living Center’s food pantry to help residents in Chester. You can also donate online here -
October 13, 2014
Schmutz Student Engagement Mini Grants Available!
Awards ranging from $500 to $1,000 (with total annual funding not to exceed $2,500) will be made annually to support undergraduate student-led Chester-focused projects developed in collaboration with a Chester community partner to meet community needs.
October 03, 2014
Pride Service Site Leaders' Contacts and Partners
Interested in volunteering in Chester, but don’t know how to get involved? Or who to contact? The Office of Civic Engagement is here to help! Read more about our Pride Service program sites and how you can be a part of making a positive impact in the Chester community.
February 25, 2014
Pride Service Site Leader Scholarship Applications Now Accepted for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors
Widener is now accepting applications for the Pride Service Site Leaders Scholarship Program for current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Students commit to 160 hours of service and leadership each year in exchange for an annual $1500 scholarship applied towards tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year.
February 24, 2014
Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leader Applications Now Accepted for Freshmen and Sophomores
Widener is now accepting applications for the PSC/Bonner program for current freshman and sophomore Widener students. Students in the program commit to 300 hours of service and leadership trainings each year in exchange for an annual $5,000 scholarship applied towards tuition for up to 8 semesters.
January 29, 2014
Northern Star Sport's 3rd Annual PRIDE Run
On Friday, March 14th, come out and support Northern Star Sports as we invite the children of Stetser Elementary onto our campus to work with WU's varsity athletes. This is a great opportunity! By coming out to run in this event you are showing your support for Widener and the Chester community.
May 11, 2013
Widener Sophomore Named to Board of Character Education Partnership
When Janelle Rouse decided switch majors and transfer to another college, she looked for a school that offered her new major and encouraged service and civic engagement. What she didn’t expect when she transferred Widener University in Chester, Pa. was the leadership opportunities she would have. The sophomore special education from Washington, D.C. was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Character Education Partnership, a national organization committed to developing civic virtue and moral character in America’s youth.
May 02, 2013
Engineers Without Borders Celebrates Completion of Project SEED
Five years ago, the Widener chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) set out on a mission to bring electricity to a small village in Panama. This March, the students completed that mission – as they were finally able to flip a switch and see light in Ella Drua for the first time.

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