Civic Action Leaders
The Civic Action Leaders (CALs) are a group of students who are passionate about community and civic engagement at Bowling Green State University . CALs work in the Center for Community and Civic Engagement as interns during an academic year and have the following responsibilities:
- Designing and implementing major events such as MLK, Jr. Day of Service and the Expand Your Horizons Fair;
- Advising students on volunteer opportunities in Bowling Green and throughout Northwest Ohio;
- Engaging the BGSU community on social justice issues;
- Supporting and cultivating a campus culture of community and civic engagement;
- Providing leadership for
programs such as Bowling Green Alternative Breaks and Community Engagement Update
Civic Action Leaders also have a specialized area of responsibility during their scholarship year. For 2017-2018 we are seeking two new CALs and for more information about each position and how to apply click on the links below.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-2019 COHORT AVAILABLE SPRING 2018.
- Intern for a total of 14 hours per week in the Center for Community and Civic Engagement.
- Participate in the 1-day
annual retreat (April),
- Attend 5-day fall training (August), and 3-day spring training (January).
- Attend CCCE
Staff Meetings on a regular basis.
Selected students receive a $5,000 scholarship, which is applied to their Bursar Account as $2,500 for fall semester and $2,500 for spring semester.
Before beginning the application process, please ensure that you
meet the following qualifications. Students with limited campus
engagement seeking to get more involved are encouraged to apply.
Please refer to the specific position descriptions above for other
- Sophomore, Junior, or Senior class standing during the Fall 2017 semester.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
- Demonstrated leadership potential.
- Commitment to and passion for community and civic engagement and social justice.
- Successful completion of a criminal background check (completed after admission into the program).
- Enrollment as a full-time student for both the fall and spring semesters.
What Can I Expect to Gain by being a Civic Action Leader?
The Civic Action Leader program seeks to develop the following competencies in our students:
- Professionalism: Organizing information, logistics, people, and processes.
- Relationships & Groups: Managing and leading individuals in the establishment and execution of group goals.
- Diversity and Inclusion: Create broad and safe environments that engage and support diversity.
- Citizenship: Work with others in a way that promotes an outward focus on social responsbility and addresses the needs of multiple communities.
- Leaderhsip: Integreate personal and organizational values and establish a sense of purpose that contributes to the development of program goals and others.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Civic Action Leader Cohorts