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Welcome to the Civic Engagement Office!

The Civic Engagement Office runs a wide variety of programs that include providing direct service (tutoring, tax preparation, mentoring, community gardening, leadership training, you name it) and reflecting on that service inside and outside of a classroom setting (Praxis I, II and III). This dynamic combination of the practical and the academic helps shape students’ professional goals, gives them real work experience, and provides the Philadelphia metropolitan area with much-needed service.

This is part of why Bryn Mawr was named number one in the Washington Monthly annual ranking of U.S. colleges and universities that contribute most to society for the second year in a row.

Want to Volunteer? Check out our database of opportunities here.

Mission Statement

The Civic Engagement Office (CEO) strives to empower members of our community to be authentically engaged citizens on campus, off campus, and throughout the world. The CEO bridges the academic and civic missions of the College by:

  • Developing and modeling genuine partnerships with local communities and community organizations with a specific emphasis on reciprocity, transparency, and sustainability;
  • Providing training and capacity-building programs for the campus community in the areas of civic engagement, community-building, and reflection; and
  • Sponsoring and supporting a wide variety of civic engagement opportunities for students, including volunteering, internships, community-based learning, activism, and organizing for social change.