September 11, 2015
Are You Ready to Make a Difference in Our Community?
The Oskin Leader workshop "Are You Ready to Make a Difference in Our Community?" will prepare students to volunteer in Chester.
August 20, 2015
School Supply Drive for Widener Partnership Charter School
The Office for Community Engagement and Diversity Initiatives is sponsoring a school supply drive for the children of the Widener Partnership Charter School. Donations will be accepted from August 24th through September 4th. Drop off boxes will be located in the lobby of University Center and Old Main ground floor (by Campus Safety). Bins will also be available at the fall reception on August 27th in the Bown Garden.
August 11, 2015
Volunteers Needed:  Chester Homebuyer Fair
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Chester Homebuyer Fair on Saturday, September 19th at Chester City Hall from 9:00 AM thru 1:30 PM.
July 01, 2015
Gov. Wolf waives fee for volunteers’ background checks
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

May 07, 2015
2015-16 Pride Service Site Leaders Selected
The Office of Civic Engagement is proud to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 Pride Service Site Leaders scholarship.
April 27, 2015
Reverend James Ley to Receive Honorary Doctorate
Rev. James L. Ley, the Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, will receive an honorary doctorate of public service degree during Widener's graduate commencement ceremony on May 16.
April 20, 2015
Mentors Needed for Skype Partner Program
International Student Services is piloting a Skype Partner Program for new international students and we need current Widener students as mentors. Current students will be paired with new international students and will “meet” on Skype for 1 hour per week over the summer (minimum of 8 hours).
April 20, 2015
Volunteers Needed:  Park Clean-Up
On Friday, April 24, the Shade Tree Commission needs volunteers for a morning clean-up event from 9am to 12 noon at Crozer Park. Contact Emily DeFreitas at for additional information.
April 20, 2015
Volunteers Needed:  Stetser Elementary School Garden Day
Come over and join the children, faculty and administrators of Stetser Elementary School on Monday, May 4th to plant its school vegetable garden. Volunteers are needed to staff one-hour shifts from 9:15am - 3:15pm.

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