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http://engage.rutgers.edu Civic Engagement & Service Education Partnerships (CESEP) Program
The mission of the Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships Program is to create pathways for students at Rutgers to graduate with a commitment of civic engagement and public service and to support and promote public scholarship. The mission
CESEP’s Structure Office of the Assoc. VP for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities Civic Engagement & Service Education Partnerships Program (CESEP) Institute for Women & Art (IWA) Women’s Caucus for Art Community Council Student Council Faculty Council
FACES of CESEP Executive VP for Academic Affairs (Philip Furmanski) Associate VP for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts and Humanities (Isabel Nazario) CESEP Faculty Director (Dr. Maurice Elias) Administrative Assistant to Assoc. VP (Glenda Daniel) Senior Program Administrator (Amy Michael) Type-4 APP Staff & Consultants (Richard Rodriguez & Vilma Perez) Events Coordinator (Claudio Mir) Principal Secretary (Stella Baldev) Program Coordinator (Enrique Noguera) APP Work study students RBLP Coordinator (Giuseppe Cespedes) AmeriCorps Fellows (Jerome Goings & Cynthia Douglas) Graduate Assistant (David Burgy)
Provide an academic component to students’ service experiences and connects on-campus learning with genuine community needs, locally and globally. • Builds service and research collaborations with community organizations, government agencies, corporations, and alumni associations. • Classes are offered in a variety of majors and are open to all students regardless of their class year. • There are some variations from class to class but generally each is assigned a 40 hour term of service that runs in accordance with the class • For more information about courses offered please visit: http://engage.rutgers.edu/images/pdf/fall%202010%20cesep%20courses.pdf Service learning classes
It was created by President Richard McCormick in 2006 • Provides Rutgers students with an opportunity to learn about state politics and the legislative process while serving in the district offices of New Jersey legislators. • Requirements : • Must be Juniors or Seniors that demonstrated academic and leadership excellence • Enrollment in the 3-credit course, 01:790:393:01--NJ State Legislative Internship. • Serve 8-10 per week in the district office of a state legislator. • Participation in special events like Rutgers Day in Trenton and exclusive State House tours New jersey leaders of tomorrow Presidential Internship (NJLT)
Started in 2009 at Rutgers University with 16 students • Provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills while serving in local community organizations for extended time to address issues such as hunger & homelessness, educational equity, and improving literacy • Requirements: • Must be prepared to complete a 300 hour AmeriCorps term of service over the course of one academic year or a 900 hour AmeriCorps term of service over the course of two academic years and a summer (8-10 hours weekly) • Attendance of mandatory services days • Participation in weekly meetings and biweekly trainings • The Bonner Program is a national network with 85+ schools with Bonner Leaders actively engaging in community service Rutgers bonner leader program (RBLP)
This initiative began in Fall 2009 It pulls together the resources of New Jersey colleges and universities to support the efforts of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition’s “Campaign to End Childhood Hunger by 2015” The Initiative is housed at CESEP and is made possible by the New Jersey AmeriCorps Bonner Recovery Act Program through the Bonner Foundation in Princeton. Student volunteers are trained by staff to guide clients through the food stamp application process Learning to end hunger
This initiative began in Fall 2010 Provides Rutgers students with the opportunity to mentor and guide New Brunswick and Piscataway middle and high school Future Scholars to college. Mentors help scholars problem solve, set goals, find academic support services. They also host them at RU for select special-interest events. There are 60 mentors guiding 200 Scholars this year. Mentors take a CESEP course that runs in accordance with their term of service. Rutgers Future Scholars mentoring Program
This initiative will be piloted in Spring 2011 Provides local non-profit community organizations with a team of skills-based J&J employees paired with Rutgers ‘Service –Learning’ students to jointly develop projects that will help build the organization’s capacity to serve local residents. Community issues and thematic projects to be worked on by working teams in this seminar will be based on the needs identified by non-profit community-based partners. This opportunity will help students learn organizational leadership skills, management performance systems and participate in community-based research while becoming familiar with the New Brunswick community. Students earn 3 (Psychology) credits for seminar academic studies in organizational leadership and community development. Advancing Community Development
Encourages developmental, community-based learning throughout students’ academic careers and recognizes their achievements upon graduation. • Requirements: • 3 credits of service learning recitations, • 6 credits of 21st Century Challenge classes • 6 credit Capstone experience • A semester of co-curricular service • Participation in CESEP-sponsored events. • The International Civic Pathway has similar requirements with a 6 credit international service learning experience being the centerpiece. It also requires students to undergo preparatory course work in a geographical area prior to traveling and a special reflective class upon return. Civic Pathway and International Civic Pathway Certificate
Started in Spring 2009 with a presentation by Dr. Doug Greenberg, Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences This series of luncheons gives faculty members and community partners dedicated to community practice the opportunity to hear from and network with local and national experts on issues related to civic engagement. Engaged luncheons