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Grants available for civic engagement projects

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.

Applications are due Friday, February 7, by 3 p.m. More information, including the application form, is available in the “News and Announcements” section on the Senior Professionals homepage.

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.


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