Supporting Immigrant Girls
Jasmine Nguyen ’17 developed a program to help immigrant and refugee parents support their daughters through the college process.
Making an Impact
Macalester was named No. 2 by Princeton Review for graduating students who make a difference.
Macalester students help preserve the memories of Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul.
In the City
Community-based learning is part of a growing number of Macalester classes.
It’s one thing for Macalester geography students to master Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping software in the lab. It’s quite another challenge to apply those skills in the real world, through a partnership with a community organization.
In this new Macalester class, students learn to weave art into the community.
Macalester students, faculty and staff are actively involved in public scholarship and civic learning locally, nationally and internationally.
The "esprit de corps" of the campus is engagement -- of ideas and action towards a more just and responsible world. More than 90 percent of our students participate in some form of community-based work before they graduate. We work in reciprocal partnership with community organizations in the Twin Cities to provide learning experiences that will also enrich the community.
Being an effective change agent begins with you! Join an ETC Circle to be part of a weekly reflection circle focused on transforming our lives so we can be more purposeful. Learn more on ETC Circles website. Students sign up on this Google form before February 6! Staff sign up on this Google form before January 30!
Off Campus Student Employment - Did you know that you can work your student employment award in a community setting? The CEC has positions next year with partner sites in fields like the arts, immigrants and refugees, education, the environment, college access, and social services. If you are interested in developing civic leadership skills in a community setting, check out the OCSE page and browse the list of positions. Application deadline 8am February 6!
Students – looking to take your civic engagement to the next level? Apply for an Action Fund grant and receive up to $1,000 for your local community project.
Please view the "First in Our Families" short films created by Macalester students, staff and alumni. The films focus on the reflections and experiences of first generation students at Macalester and beyond. This work is a product of a First Generation Digital Storytelling Workshop hosted by Jane Van Galen and Class Action during Fall semester 2015.
Get engaged!! Check out the list of group volunteer and engagement opportunities that are currently happening as well as opportunities we are recruiting for. Download list here
- Jan 30 Action Fund Application Deadline
- Jan 31 Taste of Service
- Feb 6 ETC Circles Sign-up Deadline
- Feb 6 OCSE Application Deadline
- Feb 11 Voluntine's Day: A Date With Service
Macalester is one of only 361 institutions that has been awarded the prestigious Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for excellence in civic engagement.
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