FSU Student Civic Engagement

FSU Students Engaging with the Local Community

The Civic Engagement and Service Learning Center provides mini-grants to support student engagement with the local community. See below for some of our recently funded initiatives.

Nonprofit Giving Course

As part of the sociology course, Non-Profit Giving, students award funding to local philanthropic organizations. Civic Engagement and Service Learning Center funding made it possible for students to visit all of the organizations under consideration for funding.

Nursing

The Framingham State University Nursing students collaborated with the Latino Health Insurance Program (LHIP) of Framingham to provide health education and health screenings. Civic Engagement and Service Learning Center funding was used to purchase medical supplies for the health education and screenings.

Model United Nations

FSU students enrolled in the Model United Nations course enhance their leadership skills, solve challenging problems affecting the world, increase their knowledge of global issues, and build their skills in research, teamwork and public speaking. Civic Engagement and Service Learning Center funding helped pay for travel, registration, and lodging for the Model United Nations at Harvard University.

Writing Children's Books in Portuguese

FSU students enrolled in a Portuguese language course crafted children's books for students in the Framingham Public Schools. Civic Engagement and Service Learning Center funding provided materials for construction of the books.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute

FSU students participated in the legislative process through a simulation created and administered by the staff of the Kennedy Institute. The simulation focuses on a public policy issue that is currently a topic of national importance and discussion. Civic Engagement and Service Learning Center funding supported travel and registration costs for the institute.