Senior Professionals and the American Democracy Project at Illinois State University are once again co-sponsoring civic engagement service learning grants and are looking to award funds to be used for local, student-led civic engagement projects. Up to $1,000 will be awarded in February and must be used during the 2020 spring semester.
The following organizations received grants in 2018:
- Choose to Shine Down Syndrome Fashion Show, Illinois State University National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
- Dinner in the Dark, Braille Birds
- Watterson Cares, Redbirds Resolving Conflict
- Week of Illumination, Omega Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
Senior Professionals is an organization of retired and semi-retired individuals with in-depth backgrounds in many various fields, including business, education, social service, volunteerism, etc. The organization helps in sharing their skills and knowledge with students to enhance their learning outside of a classroom environment.
The American Democracy Project is a cooperative of students, faculty, staff, and administration to promote civic engagement among students both on campus during their time at Illinois State and after graduation in their professional lives.