December 15, 2016
Schmutz Student Engagement Mini Grants: awards ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be made annually to support undergraduate student-led Chester-focused projects developed in collaboration with a Chester community partner to meet community needs; projects must be supervised by a faculty or administrative staff mentor; with the agreement of a supervising faculty member, the project may be pursued for academic credit as an independent study; applications must include a project proposal and associated budget; projects are potentially renewable. Application process – Any undergraduate student is eligible for apply for support for a project in Chester that has been collaboratively developed with a community partner and for which a faculty or administrative staff member has agreed to serve as supervisor. The application should include a description of the project, including its objectives, a timeline for its completion, and the amount of funding being sought (up to a maximum of $1,000) and its intended use. The application should also include statements of support from the community partner and from the project supervisor. Applications are due by December 19th, with an announcement of awards made in January 2017. Applications will be reviewed by committee. Please submit all application materials electronically to Gretchen Mielke, Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at
October 14, 2016
The Presidential Service Corp is accepting applications for the 2017 spring semester. Freshman, sophomores and juniors can apply. If you know anyone that is interested in the program, please spread the word!!! The PSC/Bonner Leader program is comprised of 60 undergraduates. Students in the PSC/Bonner Leader program commit to serving 300 hours of community service per year in the city of Chester. In addition, students participate in training and enrichment activities that help them develop skills that propel them along the Bonner Foundation Student Developmental Model. All 60 PSC/Bonner Leaders receive an annual $5,000 award in addition to any need-based financial aid or academic-based scholarships. If you know anyone that is interested in applying for program, please have them send a resume and cover letter to Loretta Mooney at The deadline to apply is October 21, 2016. To learn more about the Office of Civic Engagement and the PSC Bonner program, visit: Please spread the word around, and forward potential new members this email!!!
September 14, 2016
Calling new Youth Court volunters! Interested in teaching or law?
The Youth Court at the Widener Partnership Charter School is looking for undergraduates who are interested in carrying out the court on Mondays or Wednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. There will be an information training on Thursday at the Widener Law School this Thursday, September 15th at 4:30pm.
September 14, 2016
Study Abroad Course to Thailand!
Come learn about the study abroad course to Thailand. Spring Course: Social Work 688A: Serving the Under Served: A Global Perspective.
September 14, 2016
Fall Volunteer Fair and Taste of Chester! Coming this Monday!
Widener University will host the Fall Volunteer Fair and the Taste of Chester this Monday, September 19th. Join us in the University Center Atrium from 11am to 1pm to learn more about service opportunities available to you. Additionally, taste the richness of the Chester food scene with samples from Cheryl's Southern Cooking, Phatso's and Fare & Square. Start building your relationship with the Chester community today!
July 05, 2016

“We are pleased to announce that Chesterfest 2016 is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, 2016 on the beautiful grounds of PPL Park along the Delaware River in Chester, Pennsylvania. Annually, Chesterfest, previously the Riverfront Ramble, attracts over 12,000 visitors from all over the region, for a day of fa

April 27, 2016
Flint Water Crisis
Join students and faculty on May 4 from 6-8pm in the University Center, Room A. as they discuss the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
April 13, 2016
Celebrate Earth Day with Shade Tree
Shade Tree is a Widener student-run organization, in association with the Chester Shade Tree Commission. The group focuses on environmental sustainability through projects such as tree planting and pruning, park and stream clean-ups, and awareness campaigns.
April 13, 2016
Can You Dig This
Join the Office of Civic Engagement for a screening of Can You Dig This on Thursday, April 21 at 5:30pm in the Webb Room. This documentary film, produced by Grammy-winning artist John Legend, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival.
March 29, 2016
It's Time to Lace Up:  Relay for Life
Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, April 30th at Memorial Field from 5 - 11pm.

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