Illinois State University is committed to encouraging students to participate in Civic Engagement activities. Senior Professional members have promoted community service throughout their careers and in retirement.
Senior Professionals and the American Democracy Project at Illinois State University are co-sponsoring a civic engagement service learning grant and are looking to award $1,000, to be used for local civic engagement projects. Any Illinois State University student organization or individual participating in an in-course project that is aimed at improving or educating within the Bloomington-Normal community is eligible to apply.
Applications must be received by 3 pm on Friday, February 5, 2016
Civic Engagement Award Information | Civic Engagement Application
We live in a society that celebrates youth, creating an unfortunate gulf between generations. Young adults still have much to learn. Those who have reached retirement age are still eager to engage and have a wealth of wisdom gained through a lifetime of experience to share.
Illinois State recognized long ago the desirability of bridging the gap between college students preparing to enter the workplace and individuals on the other end of the spectrum—those who dedicated decades to their chosen field before retirement. The two cohorts have been coming together for 25 years on the ISU campus through mentoring and lifelong learning programs offered by Senior Professionals.
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